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Case Study: Audits of Employment Practices

Welch was hired by a telecommunications company to perform a preliminary pay analysis in anticipation of an impending OFCCP desk audit.  The client provided the (12-factor) data often requested by the OFCCP at this stage of their investigation.  

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Case Study: Employment Discrimination

An opposing expert estimated a pay regression for hourly employees working at a service providing company and identified an aggregate pay differential to the detriment of women. 

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Case Study: Misclassification

A food service company was charged with misclassifying its managers as exempt employees. Plaintiffs claimed that their job function was similar to non-exempt employees. 

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News & Events

01 Jan 2016
G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, will speak at the ACI Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions Conference

 G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D.  will speak at the ACI Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions Conference on January 28th, and 29th 2016 in Miami Florida.  

17 Dec 2015
Welch Consulting Sponsors OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Holiday Party

Please join Amy Aukstikalnis as she represents Welch Consulting as a sponsor of the OCBA Holiday Social on Thursday, December 17th.

07 Nov 2015
G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D. will speak at the ACI Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions Conference

 G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D.  will speak at the ACI Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions Conference on November 7th, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

23 Sep 2015
G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D. will speak at the ACI Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions Conference

 G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D.  will speak at the ACI Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions Conference on September 28-29, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  

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Welch Employment Index

Welch Consulting Employment Index Shows Job Gains in January

The Welch Consulting Employment Index showed continued strengthening in January, up from 99.2 from 99.0 in December and 98.2 in January 2015.    

Welch Consulting Employment Index Holds Steady in November

The Welch Consulting Employment Index showed no change in November, holding steady at its highest level since December, 2008.  At 98.6, the index is 0.6 points higher than it was in December 2014.   

Welch Consulting Employment Index Rose in October

The Welch Consulting Employment Index rose 0.2 in October, hitting its highest level since December, 2008. The increase reverses the small dip in the index seen in September.  The September value of the index is 0.4 higher than the December 2014 value of 98.0.   

The Welch Consulting Employment Index fell 0.1 in September

The Welch Consulting Employment Index fell 0.1 in September after a gain of 0.2 in August.  The decline brings the index 0.1 below the May value of 98.5.  The September value of the index is 0.4 higher than the December 2014 value of 98.0.   

Welch Consulting Employment Index Rose in August 

The Welch Consulting Employment Index rose 0.2 in August after a gain of 0.1 in July.  These two increases bring the index back to its May value of 98.5.  The index is 0.5 higher than the December 2014 value of 98.0.  

Welch Consulting Employment Index ticks upward in July

In July the Welch Consulting Employment Index made a small gain of 0.1 point, moving up to 98.3.

Welch Consulting Employment Index falls in June

In June the Welch Consulting Employment Index fell back to its April level of 98.2, down from a recent high of 98.5 in May.

Welch Consulting Employment Index looks up in May

The Welch Consulting Employment Index for May came in at 98.5, a notable increase over 98.2 in April. The strong employment situation seen in the Welch Index is also visible in the BLS reports of non-farm payrolls increasing by 280,000 jobs.

Re: Apr '15: No Change in the Welch Consulting Employment Index in April

No Change in the Welch Consulting Employment Index in April

The Welch Consulting Employment Index shows a small decline in April, down 0.1 point from March, to 98.2.  The Welch Index measures full-time equivalent employment, adjusting for population growth and the aging of the workforce.  A constant index from February to March means that full-time equivalent employment grew at the same rate as the adult population in the past month.  The Welch Index is about 1.0% higher than it was one year ago.  Full-time equivalent employment has been increasing about 1.0% faster than adult population growth over the past two years (after making adjustments for the aging of the U.S. adult population).  

Re: Mar '15: No Change in the Welch Consulting Employment Index in March

The Welch Consulting Employment Index held steady at 98.3 in March.  The Welch Index measures full-time equivalent employment, adjusting for population growth and the aging of the workforce.  A constant index from February to March means that full-time equivalent employment grew at the same rate as the adult population in the past month.  Read More