Labor and employment educational presentations

Labor & Employment Educational Presentations

Our educational presentations are designed to demystify the economic or financial jargon, and keep you up to date on how regulatory changes might affect how you instruct your team or advise clients. Each presentation listed within can be modified to meet individual needs. We can also create tailored presentations on request. All programs are presented by our consultants and designed to be about 60 minutes in length but can be made shorter or longer as needed. Our presentation content can be qualified for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in many states. 

Topics

Trends and techniques in employment discrimination litigation

We discuss major developments in employment class actions including specific areas where labor economics can assist in understanding common patterns that arise in employment data.

Labor and Employment: a case study approach

This practical session is designed to give lawyers and industry associates a good grounding in the wage and hour issues facing companies, and how expert analyses can be used to address data issues associated with understanding a company’s exposure. The ability to understand risks in the context of litigation or to help management make decisions is essential to companies doing business in California. We will provide a basic introduction to the issues with case examples to allow participants to see the concepts in action.

Developing a metric-based scorecard to track diversity progress

This session will demonstrate how to monitor the diversity of a company or various horizontal or vertical segments within the organization. The creation of a scorecard that tracks movements into and out of the population as well as the overall change in the diverse representation will aid in creating accountability within the organization. We will discuss the various benchmarks that will be useful in tracking progress toward your client’s diversity goals.

Considerations in determining appropriate
internal and external benchmarks

Using applicant flow data as well as external labor market data, we explore how to determine the potential pool of candidates for hire. A staged analysis of the applicant flow data may reveal where diverse candidates are falling out of the recruitment process. Considerations in implementing external labor market data include the industries in which the company operates, occupation, and geographic recruitment area. Finally, we will discuss how to use historical movements through the internal pipeline to develop a measure of the diverse internal availability. This internal availability can be used to determine if it is in alignment with the actual representation of diverse employees.

Applying statistical and survey techniques to
FLSA wage and hour litigation

In this seminar we examine how through the use of sampling and surveys we can help identify unpaid overtime hours. We also explain the importance of statistics in evaluating payroll, timekeeping, and personnel records, along with assessing time allocation across various job duties.

Compensation equity studies

Employers who do business with the federal government or wish to do business with the federal government need to understand the OFCCP reporting requirements. In this session, we show how to identify relevant influences on compensation and provide a critique of OFCCP reporting requirements and pay equity analyses. We also demonstrate how to interpret statistical evidence of pay disparities, and how to identify employees who may be eligible for concrete remedial action.

Pattern and practice employment litigation

We review the basic statistical techniques used in class action employment litigation (t-test, regression analysis, chi-square statistics) and demonstrate how statistics can help identify an appropriate class.

What labor and employment attorneys need to know about evaluating economic loss

In this seminar we discuss economic damages and how to measure opportunities for mitigation. Among the topics we cover are valuing employee stock options, incorporating income tax gross-ups, and assessing potential damage periods.