Being well versed in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and numerous state screening laws is a serious matter for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). The increasingly complex laws governing background checks in the United States mean employers need screening providers that know compliance. This blog is the second in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP).
‘Legal Compliance’ is the second of six sections of the BSAAP created for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) – the technical term for background screening companies – along with ‘Consumer Protection,’ ‘Client Education,’ ‘Researcher and Data Product Standards,’ ‘Verification Service Standards,’ and ‘General Business Practices.’ The BSAAP contains 58 clauses that CRAs must follow to be NAPBS Accredited. The ‘Legal Compliance’ section contains the seven clauses below: FULL ARTICLE