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Chester Hanvey

Associate Director


Chester Hanvey provides consulting services on labor and employment issues in both litigation and non-litigation contexts. Dr. Hanvey has worked with more than 100 organizations across a range of industries including public and private sectors. He specializes in designing and conducting job analyses and conducting statistical analyses to evaluate wage and hour compliance, appropriateness of class certification, allegations of discrimination, and damages. 

Dr. Hanvey’s wage and hour experience includes the evaluation of overtime exemptions (misclassification), meal- and rest-break compliance, employee vs. contractor status and off-the-clock work. His experience with employment discrimination claims includes the measurement of adverse impact and test validation in the contexts of hiring, promotion, layoffs and compensation to evaluate alleged discrimination on the basis of protected class membership and disability.

Dr. Hanvey holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology with a minor in quantitative methods (statistics).  He has authored chapters and journal articles and regularly presents at professional conferences on the topics of wage and hour litigation, class certification, and statistical analyses.  He is the co-editor and a contributor to HR Practitioner’s Guide to Legal Issues in Organizations, a book that offers practical guidance on evaluating a variety of employment legal issues.  He has also taught undergraduate courses in psychology and graduate courses in statistics and research design.


University of Houston
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2011

University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Psychology, 2005    

Employment History

Lamorinda Consulting, LLC
Senior consultant
2012 - 2013
2008 - 2012

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Professional Affiliations

Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology

American Psychological Association