Ban The Box

Texas currently does not have a statewide Ban the Box law. These laws are designed to give individuals who have minor criminal records a second chance at employment, reduce the rate of recidivism and expand the applicant pool for job seekers.

Numerous states have passed these laws and additional states, such as TX, could implement their own. If so, the team at Backgrounds Online will update this page so it has the most current and accurate information possible.

Prohibited Information

Employers cannot consider and background checks may not include:

  • Arrests, convictions and related information older than seven years unless the person will earn more than $75,000.
  • Bankruptcies that are older than ten years.
  • Paid tax liens older than seven years.
  • Other adverse items older than seven years.
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