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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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On March 22, Catherine Massey will attend the Peter G. Peterson Foundation US 2050 Conference

On March 22, Catherine Massey, Senior Economist at Welch Consulting, will attend the Peter G. Peterson Foundation US 2050 Conference in Washington D.C. where scholars and policy experts will discuss the implications of her research inequality and intergenerational transmissions of wealth (coauthored with Jonathan Rothbaum and Liana Fox) along with several commissioned papers spanning a wide variety of topics related to our nation’s future.

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On March 18, Valentin Estevez to speak at the Spring CEO Conference of the EAA.

On March 18, Valentin Estevez, Ph.D., Managing Director at our Texas office, will speak at the Spring CEO Conference of the Employer Associations of America about the state of the economy and developments in the Labor and Employment arena.

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Hyowook Chiang to speak on April 25 at the Annual NELC Conference in San Diego

Hyowook Chiang, Ph.D., Managing Director of Welch Consulting will speak on the topic “Cutting Edge Strategies To Combat Sexual Harassment In The Workplace” on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the NELC Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

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On February 21, Valentin Estevez to speak at the San Antonio Industry Liaison Group (SAILG)

Valentin Estevez, Ph.D., Managing Director, of Welch Consulting and Meredith Gregston, Esq. of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. will present to members of the San Antonio Industry Liaison Group (SAILG). The presentation, Leveraging Your OFCCP Compliance Activities to Learn More About Your Pay Equity Situation, will cover recent changes to the OFCCP’s compensation directives and major players and trends in the pay equity arena.

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Welch Employment Index

Welch Consulting Employment Index Pulls Back in February

The Welch Consulting Employment Index made a small pull-back in February, from 102.5 to 102.4. The index still sits near the highest levels seen in a decade.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Reaches Highest level in 11 Years in January

The Welch Consulting Employment Index extended recent gains, reaching a new high of 102.5. This is a level not seen previously since January, 2008. The index for women held steady in January, while the index for men showed a strong increase.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Remains at Highs in December

The Welch Consulting Employment Index maintained the level of its recent high set in November, 102.1. This is a level not seen previously since March, 2008. The index for women climbed strongly in December, while the index for men slipped.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Continues to Climb in November

The Welch Consulting Employment Index continued its advance to recent highs in November, moving from 101.9 to 102.1. This is a level not seen since March, 2008. The index for women climbed strongly this month, while the index for men held steady.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Continues to Climb in October

The Welch Consulting Employment Index hit a recent high in October, advancing to 101.9 from August’s 101.6. This is a level not seen since May, 2008. The index for women climbed strongly this month, while the index for men held steady