EmployeeScreenIQ serves an impressive roster of clients ranging from Fortune 100 organizations to mid-size corporations representing a diversity of industries . So whether you employ people in Nevada, throughout the United States or in over 200 countries abroad, we are your one stop shop for employment background checks.

EmployeeScreenIQ is a licensed private investigator in the state of Nevada.

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


State Capital

Carson City


Nevada has 16 counties.

State Court Structure

  • Trial Courts: The Nevada District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in the Nevada state court system which oversee criminal, civil, family, and juvenile matters.
  • Appellate Courts: Nevada created an intermediate appellate court by referendum in 2014. It is composed of three justices. However, it does not act as a gatekeeper for the Nevada Supreme Court and only has jurisdiction over particular matters.
  • Supreme Court of Nevada: Appeals from the Nevada District Courts go to the Supreme Court of Nevada.

Federal Court Structure

Trial Courts:

  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada

Appellate Court:

  • Federal cases in Nevada are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Ban the Box

Nevada does not have a statewide ban the box law.

Credit Reports

Nevada enacted a broad restriction against employment credit in 2013, with the follow exemptions: 1) the employer is required or authorized to do so under state or federal law; 2) the employer reasonably believes that the applicant or employee has engaged in a specific activity which may constitute a violation of state or federal law; or 3) the information is reasonably related to the position in question.

A consumer credit report is reasonably related to a position if the duties of the position involve: 1) the care, custody, and handling of, or responsibility for, money, financial accounts, corporate credit or debit cards, or other assets; 2)access to trade secrets or other proprietary or confidential information; 3)managerial or supervisory responsibility; 4) the direct exercise of law enforcement authority as an employee of a state or local law enforcement agency; 5) the care, custody, and handling of, or responsibility for, the personal information of another person; 6) access to the personal financial information of another person; 7) employment with a financial institution chartered under state or federal law; or employment with a licensed gaming establishment (e.g., a casino, etc.).

Other Limitations on Screening for Employers

Employers cannot use unconfirmed sex offender records from the state website.

Medical Marijuana

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

Social Media

The state of Nevada 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.