Frankenstorm Wreaking Havoc on Criminal Background Checks

Nick Fishman

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:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • 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.

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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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