EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2014) - Global expert services and consulting firm Berkeley Research Group has enhanced its labor and employment expertise with the addition of Director Cristina Banks, Ph.D., Principal Elizabeth Arnold, and Senior Managing Consultant Chester Hanvey, Ph.D., who join from Lamorinda Consulting, LLC. They will be based in BRG's Emeryville, California, office.
"We are delighted to have this strong group of experts join the firm," said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece. "They are among the preeminent consultants in job analysis, work measurement, and organizational analysis."
"This is an exciting time to join Berkeley Research Group," said Dr. Banks. "With the recent developments in revamping the nation's overtime rules, our deep experience, particularly advising clients on California's overtime regulations, will allow companies and counsel nationwide to navigate these new challenges."
Dr. Banks is an industrial-organizational psychologist who specializes in labor and employment law and compliance. She is an expert in job analysis and work measurement methodologies, selection test development and validation, and wage/hour and employment law compliance. She has conducted hundreds of job studies, published articles and book chapters, and given presentations on the subjects of wage and hour compliance, human resource management, performance measurement, and job design. She has provided expert testimony at deposition and/or trial in more than 65 cases.
Ms. Arnold has more than 13 years of experience providing consulting services on labor and employment law compliance issues. She has advised leading law firms and companies nationwide on more than 100 state and federal class-action wage and hour litigation cases across industries ranging from retail and beverage delivery to meat processing and gaming. She advises clients on implementing research methodologies that address complex legal compliance issues including misclassification (i.e., exempt versus non-exempt employees), donning and doffing, off-the-clock work, missed meal and rest breaks, and tip pooling.
Dr. Hanvey provides consulting services on labor and employment issues. He has worked with a variety of companies across a broad range of industries, specializing in designing and conducting job and statistical analyses to assess issues such as wage and hour compliance, appropriateness of class certification, discrimination, and damage estimates.
About Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Berkeley Research Group, LLC (www.brg-expert.com) is a leading global expert services and consulting firm that provides independent expert testimony, authoritative studies, strategic advice, data analytics, and regulatory and dispute support to Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with 26 offices across the United States and in Australia, Canada, Latin America, and the United Kingdom.