Drawing upon well-established labor economics theory and methodologies, as well as the principles of statistics, we provide law firms and companies with sound economic analysis in several areas of labor and employment law.
Alleged Employment Discrimination
We perform sophisticated statistical analysis of data for both class action claims and individual plaintiff cases, involving allegations of discrimination in hiring, in termination and reductions in force, in compensation and promotion. Our depth of knowledge in these types of cases, accompanied by our use of appropriate econometric models, enable us to determine whether statistically significant disparities exist. We place great emphasis on understanding the human resource structure and the decision-making processes of our clients to ensure that our models reflect institutional realities. Our liability reports provide defensible results in a clear, comprehensible format. We pride ourselves on our ability to present complex statistical analyses and conclusions in a manner persuasive enough for experts yet easily understood by layman jurors.
Proactive Workforce Studies
We assist corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations to proactively study their workforce from a diversity and equity perspective. We have considerable experience in conducting pay equity studies, as well as in examining associated hiring, retention, promotion and termination practices and policies. While our clients might believe that our studies mitigate the future risk of government audit or employment-related litigation, they mostly engage us because they are keen to “do the right thing”. To this end, they often have us repeat these studies periodically, and use us as partners in their ongoing efforts to promote the well-being of their employees.
Department of Labor Audits and Investigations
We often work with legal counsel on cases in which the client company is facing an audit or investigation by the Department of Labor (DOL). In these cases we analyze company-provided data in order to establish whether there is a statistical basis for the DOL’s concerns and assist clients in preparing appropriate responses. We have also been retained to assist companies in instituting DOL-mandated human resource system improvements.
Expert Testimony and Witness Preparation
We have gained a reputation for our litigation consulting services. We provide strategic guidance and practical assistance during all stages of the litigation process, including pre-trial discovery, trial strategy, witness preparation and cross examination. We work in tandem with the testifying expert to insure the data is consistent with their assessment of the issues at hand.
Our labor and employment practice draws on the expertise of our outstanding team of economists, programmers and data analysts.