charles river associates labor and employment

Proactive Employment Consulting

CRA regularly provides proactive analyses of organizations’ employment practices. We work with counsel to prepare internal audits of employment outcomes and develop systems that allow for periodic monitoring of staffing and pay decisions. As part of this review we look at the underlying criteria utilized by decision-makers to determine what may be generating the apparent adverse impact on a particular employee group. CRA also develops user-friendly tools that clients rely on for smaller decisions to determine if further examination is appropriate. Using these analyses clients can identify specific organizational unit or stage of selection process that may lead to unintended outcomes. CRA’s analyses are grounded in labor economic theory, underlying market conditions, and client-specific policies and procedures.

Our focus areas


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    Pay equity review for a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education
    Advised counsel to an accredited, private, not-for-profit institution of higher education regarding an institution-wide pay equity audit with respect to...
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    Pay equity review for top 100 law firm
    Advised counsel to a full-service law firm in carrying out a firm-wide pay equity audit with respect to race/ethnicity and gender. CRA met with pay-setters and...
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