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Launching Founding Membership of Policy-Cannabis Financial Industry Group

Coalition Represents Risk Management Services and Financial Institutions Serving Cannabis Related Businesses


Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. selected as High Times Top 100

Please join us in congratulating Scheril for being selected for the High Times 100—a celebration of the top market movers and culture creators in the cannabis space.

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Creative Services Is a Great Place to Work. What Does That Mean for You?

“Not all background checks are created equal”

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CSI Announces Partnership with PageUp

Creative Services, Inc. integrates seamlessly with PageUp to allow for a simplified and more efficient workflow.


The 2020 Mike Sankey PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award was Awarded to Judy Gootkind, CSI VP of Finance and Administration

In 2018, PBSA launched an award to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions made throughout his or her career which have served to advance excellence in the screening profession.


Attention NYC Employers! New Guidance Issued on Fair Chance Law

The New York City Fair Chance Act amendments go into effect on Thursday, July 29, 2021. This law expands protections available to job applicants, employees and independent contractors as well as licensing and credit applicants.  


CSI is a 2021 Certified Great Place to Work!

Mansfield, Massachusetts — Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work®.


Important MA iCORI Updates

Employers conducting iCORI checks through the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) should be aware of important updates regarding identification verification requirements related to iCORI Acknowledgement Forms.


Webinar: New Important Court Decisions! It’s REALLY TIME to look at those background check disclosure and authorization forms!

There have a been a series of recent troubling court decisions regarding background check disclosure forms that employers should be aware of surrounding their obligations around what should be and should not be in their forms.

New Important Court Decisions! Employers, now it’s REALLY TIME to look at those background check disclosure and authorization forms!

In light of another important federal court case out of California, employers should review their current disclosure forms for “clear and conspicuous” language consisting “solely” of the disclosure under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) originally reported this litigation trend in 2017 and again in 2019 urging employers to review and update disclosures that may include “extraneous” information.


Ban the Box - SB1480 Illinois General Assembly

Illinois is the latest state to join the growing list of states, counties and municipalities that have passed or amended Ban the Box requirements when using criminal conviction records as part of the employment screening process.


Pennsylvania Statewide Updates: Reduced Turnaround Time / Statewide Fee Increase

In late July, the Pennsylvania State Police made several improvements to their existing statewide criminal search.

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