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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

09 Feb 2015
Stephen Bronars to Speak at NABE Economics Policy Conference

Stephen G. Bronars, Ph.D. will speak about Immigration Reform and its Impact on Key Industries during the 31st Annual NABE Economics Policy Conference held in Washington D.C. 

March 10, 2015

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03 Feb 2015
Deborah Foster to Co-Present Webinar on FLSA Compliance

Deborah K. Foster, Ph.D. will present during this two hour webinar,  providing an update to major changes in FLSA enforcement and litigation trends.

March 10, 2015  10:00 am PST, 1:00 pm EST

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08 Dec 2014
Welch Consulting Sponsors OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Holiday Party

Welch Consulting is proud to be sponsoring of the 2014 OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Holiday Party.

06 Nov 2014
Amy Aukstikalnis and Ted Anderson to Speak at ABA Conference

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

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We collaborate effectively with human resource professionals, diversity practice teams, legal counsel and management to assess business practices, achievements and goals.

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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

Re: The Welch Consulting Employment Index in January: Up For Women, Down for Men

The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased from 98 to 98.2 in January.  The index increased as seasonally adjusted full-time employment, as measured by the Current Population Survey, increased by 437,000 between December and January, as part-time employment declined by 269,000.  Employment gains were the largest for younger workers, as employment increased by 164,000 (1.2%) for workers age 20-24 and 220,000 (0.7%) for workers age 25-34. Read more

Re:Dec '14: The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased slightly from 97.9 to 98.0 in December

The index increased because employment, as measured by the Current Population Survey, registered a seasonally-adjusted increase of 111,000 workers between November and December.   Read More

Re:Nov '14: The Welch Consulting Employment Index in November: Up For Women, Down for Men

The Welch Consulting Employment Index dropped slightly from 98 to 97.9 in November.  The index fell because employment, as measured by the Current Population Survey, registered a seasonally-adjusted increase of just 4,000 workers between October and November.   Read more

Re:Oct '14: The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased from 97.5 to 98.0 between September and October.

This increase is the largest one month increase in the index since 2001.  The index rose sharply as the official unemployment rate edged down to 5.8% and full-time employment has increased by over one million over the past two months.  The Welch Index measures full-time equivalent employment, adjusting for population growth and the aging of the workforce.   Read more

Re:Sept '14: The Welch Consulting Employment Index Reaches Highest Level Since 2009

The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased from 97.3 to 97.5 between August and September as the official unemployment rate fell below 6% and full-time employment increased by 671,000 – the largest one month increase in two and a half years.  The Welch Index measures full-time equivalent employment, adjusting for population growth and the aging of the workforce.  Read more