Credit Reports and Employment: Should Your Boss Be Allowed to Check Your Credit Report?

July 3, 2013
Hosted by D. Anthony Miles, Ph.D.

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Employers across the country are now using credit reports to as a part of their hiring procedures. The subject of using credit reports in the application process is becoming a standard hiring practice. One of the prevailing issues is that now employers outside of financial institutions are using credit reports as a basis of hiring. However, using credit reports as a standard practice can have damaging and legal consequences to employers. Some states are prohibiting employers from using credit reports as a standard practice for applicants. Some employers are taking this practice of reviewing credit reports too far such as non-financial jobs. This is a huge problem. This begs the question, Should your prospective employer be allowed access to your credit report? Should your current employer be allowed access to review your credit report and if it is questionable, terminate you? Should employees have some protection against these practices? This show will investigate these questions and more. We will be joined by experts, Charles Lamberton and Jay Meschke. You don’t want to miss this show! Come join us at Game On ® Business Talk Radio with D. Anthony Miles

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D. Anthony Miles, Ph.D.

D. Anthony Miles, Ph.D.

Dr. Miles is from San Antonio, Texas. He is CEO and founder of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice and venture capital acquisition firm. He is a leading business expert in entrepreneurship, management, and marketing. His experience includes over 20 years in the retail, banking and financial services industry. He has held positions with Fortune 500 companies, and has consulted several start-up ventures and small, medium, and large-sized businesses and companies. Dr. Miles developed a business and strategic plan for Brooks City-Base, a former military base that was under Base Realignment Closure. He conducted research on minority contract awards trends with the City of San Antonio Government's Economic Development Department. Dr. Miles’ certifications include: Management Consultant Professional, Registered Business Analyst, Certified Chartered Marketing Analyst, and Master Business Consultant. His published books are “Risk Factors and Business Models: Understanding the Five Forces of Entrepreneurial Risk,” and “Entrepreneurship and Risk: The Five Forces of Entrepreneurial Risk: Forces That Cause Business Failure and Discontinuance,” and academic journals including Academy of Business Research Journal, Southern Business and Economic Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Research, and others. He holds a Ph.D/MBA in Entrepreneurship and General Business, MBA in Management and BBA in Marketing/Management.

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