For every firm, it is critical to have access to skilled employees who are capable of meeting the demands of customers and clients. Accordingly, successful firms must be able to navigate labor markets and other issues related to employment practices within a complex, socially responsible, and ever-evolving regulatory environment. Cirque Analytics is able to harness advances in technology and data to equip employers with the information they need to assess and evaluate every aspect of their employment practices, including hiring, pay and promotion, and separation.
The experts at Cirque Analytics have decades of experience in labor and employment matters. We have given deposition and trial testimony in all types of labor employment matters, including single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class actions. Cirque’s areas of expertise include expert witness and consulting engagements in discrimination class actions, wage and hour collective and class actions, economic losses from wrongful termination allegations, pay equity studies, executive compensation, and labor market benchmark studies.
Big Data and Sampling in Wage & Hour & Labor Code Compliance
Our expertise, combined with state-of-the-art computing and software solutions, enables us to rigorously analyze complex relational databases captured by companies’ enterprise data management system. We have extensive experience with processing and analyzing timecards, payroll, point-of-sales transactions, and locational tracking data, all of which can that play a critical role in wage and hour class actions and FLSA collective actions. Cirque’s experts have been retained to provide statistical and economic consulting and testimony in response to allegations of missed meal and or rest breaks, off-the-clock work, unpaid overtime, timeclock rounding, and misclassification. Additionally, our experts have been retained to evaluate sampling methodologies put forth by the parties. Cirque’s experts and staff are highly qualified in the application of statistical, econometric, and financial modeling tools that are required to identify and quantify any potential violations associated with wage premiums and statutory penalties.
Discrimination & Pay Equity Studies
Our experts have been qualified in both Federal and State Courts, to provide expert witness and consulting services in matters alleging disparate impact and/or disparate treatment of protected group of employees with respect to race, gender, and age claims. We have assisted parties and the Court with all phases of discrimination class litigation, where we have applied statistical and econometric analysis on issues related to liability, class certification, and merits. Cirque’s experts have also been retained to testify in single- and multiple-plaintiff discrimination cases, where we have performed evaluations of economic loss and mitigation. Additionally, Cirque’s experts are often called upon by companies outside of litigation to assess their potential exposure to risk or compliance with federal and state discrimination laws, labor codes, and company policies. For example, we routinely conduct pay equity and promotion studies to help companies with paying employees equitably. We also assist companies with studying equity issues surrounding stock options, executive compensation, and incentive compensation.