By Jim Crockett, Employment Screening Resources

The weather issues on the east cost can potentially delay background checks for candidates that include searches at courthouses that are snowed in.  For example, the  Philadelphia Courthouse has closed and will remain closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.  Even in jurisdictions where courts are open, court researchers may have difficulty getting to the courthouse for the onsite search.  

Employment Screening Resources (ESR)  is committed to providing its clients with the most accurate and up-to-date information, which typically means ESR criminal information comes directly from  the courthouse.  There are some courts that make their data available to ESR  online, and ESR only uses such sources if it is the functional equivalent of going to the courthouse (in other words, it would  be the exact same information as if ESR went physically to the courthouse).