Chester Hanvey provides consulting services and expert testimony on labor and employment legal issues. 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, employment 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, performance evaluation, layoffs and compensation to evaluate alleged discrimination on the basis of protected class membership and disability. Dr. Hanvey has been retained by plaintiffs and defendants as an expert witness to provide his testimony on issues including wage and hour compliance, statistical sampling, statistical analysis, damages calculations, adverse impact and test validity.
Dr. Hanvey holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology with a minor in quantitative methods (statistics). He has authored chapters and scholarly articles and regularly presents his work at professional conferences on the topics of wage and hour litigation, class certification, and statistical analyses. Most notably, he is the co-editor of Practitioner’s Guide to Legal Issues in Organizations, a book that provides practical guidance to human resources practitioners and experts working in areas of employment law that are commonly litigated. 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