Economics and Statistics Experts in Wage and Hour Litigation
11 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2019
Date Written: October 7, 2019
Complex wage and hour litigation often involves an enormous amount of time records, payroll data, and other related information. Sorting and analyzing the mountain of data from numerous sources can be a colossal and convoluted task. To add to it, there may be gaps of missing employment information that requires some sort of extrapolation or scientifically-backed assumptions to be made in order to assess damages or liability. In this paper, we discuss general wage and hour data management issues, sampling and surveying, and the concept of statistical significance in employment and wage and hour litigation, as well as provide a case study as an example of the use of sampling and surveys in an overtime mis-classification case.
Keywords: Wage and Hour, Sampling, Surveys, Statistics, Economics, Expert, Big Data, Margin of Error
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