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Reporting W-2 Pay Data in Your EEO-1: An Overview of a Not So Simple Process

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has a longstanding interest in collecting pay data from employers. In 2016 the EEOC announced that it would require large companies to report pay data based on W-2 tax records on an extension to the EEO-1 form, referred to as “Component 2.”

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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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News & Events

On November 8, Valentin Estevez, Ph.D., Managing Director at Welch Consulting will speak on "Class Discovery in Wage and Hour Litigation" at the ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference in New Orleans

On November 8, Valentin Estevez, Ph.D., Managing Director in our Texas and DC offices, will participate in a panel about the application of data analysis and statistics during class discovery in wage-and-hour litigation at the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Conference in New Orleans. He will be joined by a noted panel at 4 PM.

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On November 7, Josh Mitchell, Ph.D., Senior Economist at Welch Consulting will be discussing "The EEOC's Pay Reporting Requirement: Will It Persist and Impact the Pay Gap?" at the ABA Labor and Employment Conference in New Orleans

Josh Mitchell, Senior Economist at Welch Consulting, will be a panelist at the ABA on November 7, discussing the topic, “The EEOC’s Pay Reporting Requirement: Will It Persist and Impact the Pay Gap?”

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On September 21, Hyowook Chiang, Ph.D., Managing Director of Welch Consulting will be a commentator at the IAKL (International Association of Korean Lawyers) Conference in Seoul

Hyowook Chiang, Ph.D., Managing Director of Welch Consulting will be a commentator to discuss Recent Developments in Wage and Working Hour Regulations on September 21 at the IAKL (International Association of Korean Lawyers) Conference in Seoul.

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On June 8, Amy Aukstikalnis and Welch Consulting will sponsor a one-day seminar for the OCBA

Amy Aukstiklanis, Ph.D. and Principal at Welch Consulting will sponsor a one-day seminar, 2019 Labor and Employment Symposium. 

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Accessible, timely solutions, careful analysis and creative approaches - whether related to potential or ongoing litigation, monitoring efforts, or company diversity initiatives - are hallmarks of our services.

We are thought leaders

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 Rises to New High in September

The Welch Consulting Employment Index rose to 102.9 in August, its highest level in over 12 years.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Rises to New High in August

Welch Consulting Employment Index Rises to New High in August.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Holds Steady in July

The Welch Consulting Employment Index held steady at 102.4 in July, near the recent high of 102.5 set in January.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Continues its Rise in June

The Welch Consulting Employment Index rose from 102.2 to 102.4 in June, near the recent high of 102.5 set in January.