Attorney Larry Henry started his participation in the screening industry in 1981 when the owner of DAC service approached Larry’s firm for legal assistance in helping to start a screening firm. Larry was practicing labor law and was the lawyer who the firm assigned to DAC. Larry has been actively involved and has been a large influence in the screening industry ever since.
Larry was the first lawyer specializing in screening issues and the FCRA and continues to be active on behalf of the industry and screening firms.
Larry was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA), originally known as NAPBS. As co-chair of the first board of directors, it was clear to me that the industry benefited tremendously from Larry’s experience, legal knowledge, perspective and demeanor. Larry has also served on the Education Committee for a number of years and served a few terms as chair. He also worked on the initial Accreditation committee as legal adviser regarding the standards being considered.
Larry is the go-to lawyer for a number of screening firms. A large number of CRA’s rely on Larry’s for legal advice and he has represented a number of CRA’s in legal actions.
Larry has created numerous written materials for the industry. Larry authored and continues to maintain the CRA helpdesk. See: https://www.crahelpdesk.com/ That is the go-to resource for many employers and screening firms. It provides employers and CRA’s with legal compliance requirements on the federal, state and local level. The Helpdesk not only covers the FCRA and state law equivalents, but also state-specific criminal rules and numerous other compliance issues. He wrote the first guide to PI licensing requirements for screening firms. FULL ARTICLE