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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

19 Sep 2018
Amy Aukstikalnis will speak at the Latin Lawyer Magazine Conference on Tuesday September 25, 2018

Welch Consulting Principal, Amy Aukstikalnis, Ph.D., will speak at the Latin Lawyer Labour and Employment Conference next Tuesday. Her panel is entitled "Minding the Gap: Equalizing Pay Across Genders". 

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04 Sep 2018
Ted Anderson to speak at San Francisco ABA Conference November 9, 2018

One of Welch's Principal Economists will speak on Friday, November 9th.  

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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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Welch Employment Index

Welch Consulting Employment Index Continues to Climb in October

The Welch Consulting Employment Index hit a recent high in October, advancing to 101.9 from August’s 101.6. This is a level not seen since May, 2008. The index for women climbed strongly this month, while the index for men held steady

Welch Consulting Employment Index Rises in September

The Welch Consulting Employment Index regained most of the ground it lost in August, advancing to 101.6 in September. The index is sitting close to recent highs for the decade, set in July. This month’s advance is reflected in both the index for women and the index.

Welch Consulting Employment Index Falls in August

The Welch Consulting Employment Index retreated to 101.3 in August, the lowest number seen in three months. The index is not far off of its recent highs for the decade, though. The decline in the index was seen in both the index for men and the index for women.

Welch Consulting Employment Furthers Gains in July

The Welch Consulting Employment Index increased to 101.8 in July. The index continued to hit levels not seen since May, 2008. The indices for men and women both rose this month.

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.