Criminal Background Checks Delayed Due to Hurricane Irene

Nick Fishman

As you might expect, we are receiving numerous notifications of court closures throughout the Eastern seaboard due to the damages and flooding caused by Hurricane Irene.  Any one conducting criminal background checks in the following states can expect to run into delays.  Here’s what we have so far for closures on Monday, August 29, 2011.

Vermont – All courts closed.   Montpelier is flooded so there may a lengthy delay throughout the state.

New Hampshire – So far, we are only aware of closures in Cheshire, Grafton, Rockingham, Sullivan and Coosand counties and the Keene District Court.

New York – The following courts are closed until further notice: Schenectady, Greene, Ulster, Orange, Essex, Clinton, Delaware.

Connecticut – So far, we haven’t been able to reach the courts.  Stay tuned.

New Jersey – All courts closed.

Maine – Late openings due to Administrative week.  No storm related delays.

This is a fluid situation, so please stay tuned for further updates as events unfold.

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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