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Listed below are some things that those who conduct employee background checks in the state of Maryland should know.


State Capital



Maryland has 36 counties.

State Court Structure

  • Trial Courts: The Circuit Courts of Maryland are the state trial courts of general jurisdiction in Maryland for all civil and criminal matters
  • Appellate Courts: The Maryland Court of Special Appeals is the intermediate appellate court for the state.
  • Supreme Court of Maryland: The Court of Appeals is Maryland’s highest court and reviews cases of both major and minor importance.

Federal Court Structure

Trial Courts:

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Appellate Court:

  • Federal cases in Hawaii are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Ban the Box

  • Maryland has a statewide ban the box law.
  • City and County Ban the Box: Baltimore, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County

Credit Reports

Maryland has a law that restricts the use of credit reports in the hiring process which prohibits an employer from using a credit report or credit history of an employee or applicant for employment unless the employer has a bona fide purpose that is substantially job–related or is one of a specified group of employers.

Medical Marijuana

The state of California has a law which legalizes medical marijuana.

Social Media

The state of Maryland has a law that restricts or limits private employers from accessing and requesting employee/candidate log in information for personal social media accounts.

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.