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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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Valentin Estevez, Ph. D. and Managing Director at Welch Consulting and Meredith Mills Gregston, Esq., of Duane Morris LLP will present to members of the Greater Houston Industry Liaison Group (GHILG). The seminar, Legal Updates and Leveraging Your OFCCP Compliance Efforts to Study Pay Equity More Broadly.

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On March 22, Catherine Massey, Senior Economist at Welch Consulting, will attend the Peter G. Peterson Foundation US 2050 Conference in Washington D.C. where scholars and policy experts will discuss the implications of her research inequality and intergenerational transmissions of wealth (coauthored with Jonathan Rothbaum and Liana Fox) along with several commissioned papers spanning a wide variety of topics related to our nation’s future.

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On March 18, Valentin Estevez, Ph.D., Managing Director at our Texas office, will speak at the Spring CEO Conference of the Employer Associations of America about the state of the economy and developments in the Labor and Employment arena.

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Hyowook Chiang, Ph.D., Managing Director of Welch Consulting will speak on the topic “Cutting Edge Strategies To Combat Sexual Harassment In The Workplace” on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the NELC Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

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Valentin Estevez, Ph.D., Managing Director, of Welch Consulting and Meredith Gregston, Esq. of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. will present to members of the San Antonio Industry Liaison Group (SAILG). The presentation, Leveraging Your OFCCP Compliance Activities to Learn More About Your Pay Equity Situation, will cover recent changes to the OFCCP’s compensation directives and major players and trends in the pay equity arena.

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Valentin Estevez, Ph.D., Managing Director, of Welch Consulting will speak on the topic "For Employers: Is Your Independent Contractor Agreement a Ticking Time Bomb?" Valentin will be joined by Michael C. Schmidt, Vice Chair and Managing Partner and Jeremy J. Glenn, Managing Partner both from Cozen O'Connor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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."

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."

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.

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 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.

 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.

 

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.

 

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."

 

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.

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.’”