By now, you’d have to be living under a rock not know about the devastation Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy has caused over the entire Eastern seaboard. Towns are flooded and damaged, people have been evacuated (including my sister who lives in Brooklyn) and millions are without power. The New York stock exchange has been shut down for the last couple of days for the first time since 9/11. Okay, you get the picture.
And while we can certainly consider this a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, this disaster has also shut down courthouses throughout the Northeast which will cause delays to those conducting employee background checks in the following states:
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Washington D.C.
- West Virginia
We’re not sure when these courts will be reopening, but imagine there will be delays for at least the remainder of the week. And while these delays may cause delays in your hiring process, it’s important to remember not to deviate from your company employment screening policies. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.