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24 May 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

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

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

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09 Feb 2017

Welch Consulting Senior Economist, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. to speak to Orange County Bar Association on Tuesday, February 14th.

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02 Dec 2016

Please join Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. as she represents Welch Consulting as a sponsor of the OCBA Holiday Social on Wednesday, December 7th.

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01 Oct 2016

 Valentín Estévez, Ph.D. will speak to the Dade County Bar Association on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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18 Sep 2016

Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D. will be speaking at the ACI Wage and Hour Conference in San Francisco on Monday, September 26th, 2016

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01 Sep 2016

Hyowook Chiang, Ph.D. will speak to the Beverly Hills Bar Association on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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28 Jul 2016

Donald R. Deere, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak at the American Conference Institutes’ Employment Discrimination conference in Chicago July 28th-29th. 

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11 Jun 2016

Welch Consulting is a proud sponsor of OCBA Labor & Employment Symposium on Saturday, June 11th. 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.

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19 Apr 2016

 Valentín Estévez, Ph.D. will speak at the Austin Industry Liaison Group (ILG) on April 19 about the EEOC's proposed changes to the EEO-1 reports.  

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28 Jan 2016

 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.  

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17 Dec 2015

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

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07 Nov 2015

 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.  

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28 Sep 2015

 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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27 Jul 2015

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

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10 Jun 2015

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.

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10 Jun 2015

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.

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22 May 2015

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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08 Dec 2014

Welch Consulting is proud to be sponsoring of the 2014 Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Holiday Party.

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06 Nov 2014

Two of our economists will sit on two different panels on Thursday, November 6th.  

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21 Sep 2014
30 Sep 2013

G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak at the September 30, 2013 American Conference Institutes’ 19th Annual Forum on Wage Hour Claims and Class Actions conference in San Francisco. 

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19 Sep 2013

This is a guest post by Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D., a Senior Economist, Adjunct Professor of at Georgetown, Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago, opinions are his own.

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01 Sep 2012

Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D. was quoted in ABC news slideshow feature, Labor Day 2012: Unemployment Remains Struggle, Especially for Long-Term Unemployed, stating that the "The weak companies have already failed. Job gains are coming back for growing companies but they are still below pre-recession levels."

03 Aug 2012

Stephen G. Bronars was quoted in ABC news article, July Unemployment Rises to 8.3 Percent, Job Creation Strengthens, stating that the improved labor market's gains are still weakened by "people with less education and those who have been out of work for a while."

06 Jun 2012

Welch Consulting is proud to support the Orange County ABA by sponsoring a tee at the 28th Annual Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Tournament.

Proceeds benefit the OCBA Charitable Fund, the philanthropic arm of the OCBA, which provides funding and resources to organizations and programs that enhance the system of justice and promote equal justice for all.

Download Event Flyer Here.

17 May 2012

 The Wall Street Journal reports that economist Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D. identified an error in the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Employment Statistics. Bronars estimated that 56.5 percent of jobs lost during the Obama Administration were women’s jobs—still a majority, but nowhere near as shocking as the Bureau of Labor Statistics' original calculation of 92.3 percent. The Labor Department is scheduled to reissue an affected data series in June.

30 Mar 2012

 Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D. was quoted in the npr.org article, Is the $540 Million Lottery a Good Bet? predicting the there to be two or three winners in the historic jackpot.

03 Feb 2012

 

Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D. was quoted in the npr.org article, Have Economists Got It Wrong About The U.S.?, stating that it's "hard to find weak figures" in the latest jobs report, released in early February 2012.

19 Jan 2012

 

Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D. was quoted in the abcnews.com article Jobless Claims Lowest Since April 2008, stating that the key to market recovery is more hiring, making the reaction to good news in the jobless claims something "we should not overreact to."

06 Jan 2012

 

Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D. was quoted in the abcnews.com article December Unemployment Rate Falls as 200K Jobs Addedstating that more broad-based employment gains will need to be seen before we can conclude that the labor market is in full recovery.

28 Sep 2011

In the recent case, EEOC v. Bloomberg L.P., the expert reports of Welch Consulting economist Michael P. Ward, Ph.D., were relied on and cited by Loretta A. Preska, Chief United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, in her decision awarding summary judgment to Bloomberg L.P.  Judge Preska found no merit to the EEOC’s claim of a class-wide pattern or practice of discrimination by Bloomberg L.P. against pregnant employees or employees returning from maternity leave.  Judge Preska noted that “Bloomberg has offered statistical evidence that disproves the EEOC’s compensation- and promotion-based pattern or practice claim.” Download the Summary Judgment decision here. Dr. Ward, assisted by a Welch Consulting team including James E. Pearce, Ph.D. and Donald R. Deere, Ph.D., submitted a total of four reports and a declaration in this matter.

The summary judgment decision follows the order a year earlier by Judge Preska to exclude the testimony and report of EEOC’s statistical expert.  The earlier decision also drew extensively from the reports of Dr. Ward. Download the Order to exclude EEOC’s experts here.

 

As Judge Preska reiterated in the summary judgment decision, “making a comparison to similarly situated employees is essential to proving a discrimination claim… Indeed, the reason EEOC’s expert evidence was excluded was that it did not make a comparison to similarly situated employees.  The fact that Bloomberg’s experts made the legally relevant comparison and found an absence of discrimination in pay or promotions is significant.”  Judge Preska cited Dr. Ward’s conclusion that “`women who take maternity leave fare slightly better, in terms of intended compensation, than other Bloomberg employees on leave for similar amounts of time.’”