Compliance in the world of background checks is extremely important, and is a crucial facet to a successful business. In many industries, they are also required by law, which means that if you do not perform the required checks, you are not only putting your business at risk, but are also running it illegally. This applies to various industries and jobs, including government bodies and regulatory agencies. Some examples of these industries are:

  • The SEC
  • The NRC
  • The DOT

Given this information, one of the best things that you can do is to be informed on what you need to do to ensure that your business continues to run smoothly.

When performing background screens, there are also some standards which are required to be followed. These restrictions are put into effect to preserve the privacy and rights of the people being checked. The FCRA, intends to ensure the fairness, accuracy, and privacy of the file information.

There are various restrictions that are in effect regarding background checks, which help to protect both the employer and the rights of privacy of the person being checked. These can all be examined through The FCRA, which outlines all of the rules and regulations for being able to safely and securely run a background screening.

Here at United Background Checks, we comply with all of the regulations outlined in the FCRA and we strive to maintain the level of fairness and privacy protection that is needed for this type of sensitive task.

One of the other aspects involved when working with the FCRA laws is the protection of people with disabilities. In order to provide them protection against undue discrimination, there are additional regulations and laws that have been placed into effect under a separate set of rules, known as the ADA. This outlines all of the laws and shows what the proper procedures are to maintain compliance in every state.

It is also important to know that in many of these states, there are state-specific laws. These must also be adhered to, and it is crucial to both know and understand these prior to running the necessary background checks. Fortunately, we have people who can help you to understand all of the ins and outs of this process, and can help get you through it with no problem.

In order for us to provide you with top-notch background screening services, we ensure that our staff is trained and proficient in the handling and comprehension of all of the laws that are in place. Our goal is to provide you with a pleasant experience, and to give you the information you need to make the best hiring decisions for your business.

On the flip side of all of this, for all of the positive effects that the laws have, if they go unheeded, there can be serious consequences which can have devastating effects on your business. There could very well be large fines, as well as other actions taken depending on your particular situation. We realize this, and that is part of the reason we take our job very seriously.

We are able to help you with all of the paperwork and ensure that you have all of the knowledge that you need to make the right decision, in a compliant and discrete manner.

We would love to hear from you, as well as be able to discuss any questions you may have about any of the aspects of compliance that have been discussed. Please feel free to contact us and know that we are here to help you and your business achieve success.

Here is a list of some of the aforementioned laws and agencies that we monitor for your protection:


  • ADA Compliance
  • California Consumer Credit Law
  • Canadian Reporting Regulations
  • Employment Drug Screening
  • Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act


  • California AB655 Requirements and AB1068

Departments and Commissions:

  • DOT
  • FAA
  • NRC
  • SEC

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