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July 03rd 2013:Credit Reports and Employment: Should Your Boss Be Allowed to Check Your Credit Report?

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 reviewi

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● Mr. Charles Lamberton, is President of the Lamberton Law Firm, LLC, a boutique workplace rights and employment discrimination law firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ● EXPERIENCE: He is a leading Pittsburgh employment discrimination lawyer and wrongful termination attorney. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. His cases have been covered in several major news media such as the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Forbes and the Miami Herald. He represents employees throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ● EDUCATION: He has a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he graduated with honors; and a BA in economi
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Dr. Wanda Sparks is Chair for the Department of Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She is a researcher in nursing, organizational behavior and English language learner (ELL) studies. ● EXPERIENCE: Dr. Sparks has conducted research on Rate My (RMP); and also has legal experience with RMP. She has over 22 years of experience teaching, nursing and research. She was a major in the United Sates Air Force Reserves; she was deployed to Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has presented at conferences around the country. Most recently she is presenting her research on ELL data at the International Conference (IJAS) at Harvard University. She is pu
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