PiLing Fan

Associate Principal

Dr. PiLing Fan is an associate principal in the Labor & Employment Practice of CRA, specializing in statistical analyses of hiring, pay, promotions, and turnover using large-scale complex data sets.

She oversees large-scale database development, calculates economic damages in individual and class action suits in both labor discrimination and wage and hour cases, and assists in preparing reports submitted to courts. Dr. Fan analyzes various payroll and time clock data from clients in a wide range of industries to assure compliance with state and federal agencies.  She assesses the liability and calculates damages/penalties for misclassification, overtime claims, regular rate of pay, missed meals and rest periods, lost vacation days, failure to pay prevailing wages, rounding and off-the-clock work.

Dr. Fan performs proactive analyses of employment practices and pay equity, examines employee compensation data to better understand the effects of employment decisions such as hiring, promotion and compensation on the employment plan as well as compliance with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) affirmative action and equal employment regulations. She has experience in the federal Official Personnel Folder (OPF), and federal civilian personnel data and pay systems guided by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM). She also has strong training and experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Fan was a consultant in the Labor and Employment practice of the ERS Group and a senior research scientist at American Institutes for Research.

She has published articles in the American Sociological ReviewSociological MethodologySociology of Education, and Social Science Research.

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