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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

17 Jul 2015
Rob Speakman to speak at National ILG Conference in NYC

Robert B. Speakman, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak at the National Industry Liaison Group Conference in New York July 29th. The Topic is "Navigating the New Frontier of Steering Claims."

15 Jul 2015
Donald Deer to speak at ACI Employment Discrimination Conference

Donald R. Deere, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak at the American Conference Institutes’ Employment Discrimination conference in Chicago July 27th-28th. 

10 Jun 2015
Welch Consulting Sponsors OCBA Labor & Employment Symposium

Welch Consulting is a proud sponsor of OCBA Labor & Employment Symposium on Saturday, June 20th. Welch Consulting Senior Economist, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. will be on hand, representing Welch Consulting. Early Registration is available on the OCBA website, through June 15th.

22 May 2015
Ted Anderson to speak at Wage Hour Claims & Class Action conference in NYC

G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak at the May 28-29th, 2015 American Conference Institutes’ 24th Annual Forum on Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions conference in New York City. 

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Welch Consulting Principals are recognized authorities who provide expert advice in consultive arrangements and credible testimony in litigation environments. Our lengthy experience with equal opportunity issues includes analyses of discrimination claims under the Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act as well as related labor litigation. Our abilities encompass all facets of analysis in the scope of the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as Wage and Hour statutes and regulations particular to California and other states.

Welch economists routinely provide analyses of damages and exposure in class action, multi-district litigation and individual employment cases.

Welch Employment Index

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.

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 ticks upward in July

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.

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