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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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26 Jun 2018
Amy Aukstikalnis speaks at OSB Pay Equity Compliance Seminar July 11, 2018

Welch Consulting Principal, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D., together with lawyer Katie Mantoan from Orrick, will speak at a Pay Equity Seminar hosted by the Oregon State Bar. 

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30 Oct 2017
Valentin Estevez to present at Gender Pay Gap discussion in Florida on November 14, 2017

Welch Consulting Senior Economist, Valentin Estevez, Ph.D.,will join several other experts for a discussion of how the gender wage gap affects South Florida hiring and retention of employees. The event is offered by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Career Source South Florida.

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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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Welch Employment Index

Welch Consulting Employment Index Steadies in June

The Welch Consulting Employment Index held steady at 101.6 in June. The index still sits at its highest value reached since May, 2008. The index for men fell this month, while the index for women advanced.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Holds Steady in April

The Welch Consulting Employment Index held steady in April at a level of 101.2. This is near its recent high of 101.4. The indices for men and women also remained at the same level as seen in March. The index remains near its highest level since June, 2008.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Takes a Step Back in March

The Welch Consulting Employment Index retreated in March from its recent high of 101.4 to 101.2. This same retrenchment was seen in the numbers for women and the numbers for men. The index remains near its highest level since June, 2008.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Grows Again in February

The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased from 101.0 to 101.4 in February. The index is at its highest level since June, 2008. The index for men advanced to 99.5, the highest it has been since August, 2008. The Index for women is at 103.7, its highest since September, 2007.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Shows Gains in January

The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased from 100.9 to 101.0 in January. The index continues to be near its highest level since July, 2008. The index for men reached 99.2, the highest it has been since September, 2008.