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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

31 May 2017
Amy Aukstikalnis speaks at ADP Pay Equity Compliance Workshop June 27, 2017

Welch Consulting Principal, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D., together with lawyers Amy Patton and Eric Sohlgren from Payne & Fears, will speak at a Pay Equity Compliance Workshop hosted by ADP. 

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24 May 2017
Amy Aukstikalnis sponsors breakfast at Orange County Bar Association June 24, 2017

Welch Consulting Senior Economist, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. will sponsor the breakfast at Orange County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Symposium on Saturday, June 24th.

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12 Apr 2017
Donald Deere on Panel at the 2017 SIOP Conference April 28th

Welch Consulting Senior Economist Donald Deere, Ph.D.will make a presentation as part of a panel at the 2017 SIOP Conference (The 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology). 

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15 Mar 2017
Michael Ward to speak at the ABA Conference in New Orleans March 30 2017

Welch Consulting Principal Michael Ward, Ph.D  will speak at the ABA Conference in New Orleans on March 30, 2017.

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Welch Employment Index

Welch Consulting Employment Index Shows Gains in September

The Welch Consulting Employment Index advanced in September, rising a strong six-tenths of a point to 101.1. The index is at its highest level since July, 2008. The index for women has hit a record high of 103.9, eclipsing levels last seen in 2007.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Takes a Step Back in August

The Welch Consulting Employment Index pulled back in August, falling two-tenths of a point to 100.5. The index has been bouncing up and down in a range between 100.4 and 100.7 since March of this year.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Advances in July

The Welch Consulting Employment Index inched higher in July, moving up one-tenth of a point to 100.7. This is a level not surpassed since September 2008.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Advances in June

In June the Welch Consulting Employment Index moved higher to 100.6. This is just below its recent peak hit in April. April’s 100.7 was highest value for the Index since September 2008.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Pulls Back in May

In May the Welch Consulting Employment Index retreated from recent highs, pulling back to 100.4. A peak of 100.7 was hit in April. This was the highest value for the Index since September 2008.