SSC Client Login

Mich. Supreme Court ruling on court records will make background checks more difficult

Michigan Criminal Background Check Laws for Employment [MI] | GoodHire

By Frank Turner, Stephen Borowy 06/18/2021 @

Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who are looking for work could be facing new challenges in their job hunt.

Starting in July, Michigan courts will no longer provide dates of birth when releasing their records.

“We have been doing public records retrievals now for close to 25 years, we provide a service to companies that are looking to hire,” said Lori Nidzgorski, co-owner of Records Retrieval Service.

Firms performing background checks are facing a new roadblock. The state Supreme Court is ordering dates of birth in court records to be redacted. As of July 1, Michigan will implement court rules removing dates of birth from court records.

The Professional Background Screening Association, representing more than 880 member companies, told the court about the chilling effect of the ruling. The association warned the ruling will likely cause a halt in hiring and rental housing placements in the state.

Read Full Article