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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

On May 16, Valentin Estévez will speak at the North Texas Industry Liaison Group

Valentin Estévez, Ph.D. and Managing Director at Welch Consulting and Meredith Mills Gregston, Esq., of Duane Morris LLP will present to members of the North Texas Industry Liaison Group. The seminar, Since We Are Talking About Pay Equity... Leveraging Your OFCCP Compliance Efforts to Examine Pay Equity and Pay Gap Concerns. 

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Joshua Mitchell will speak at the 2019 Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference in Denver

Joshua Mitchell, Ph.D. and Senior Economist at Welch Consulting will speak at the 2019 Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference on April 25th in Denver, Colorado. He will speak on Pay Data in Your EEO-1: What the EEOC Wants, How to Compile It, and What it Might Show. 

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Ted Anderson will speak on April 24 at the ACC 11th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Economist and Principal will speak at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 11th Annual In-House Counsel Conference on April 24 in Philadelphia. The topic is Ensuring Pay Equity: A Practical Guide to Address Urgent Issues Employment & Labor. The panel will include Michael Hanlon, Partner, Cozen O’Connor and Rose Isardy, Senior Counsel from Entercom.

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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 Declines in April

The Welch Consulting Employment Index retreated to 102.1 in April, down from recent highs of 102.5 in January.

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.