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 Ohio, 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 Ohio.

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


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The state of Ohio has 88 counties.

State Court Structure

  • Trial Courts: The Ohio Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of the state court system of Ohio. Ohio has 88 trial courts.
  • Appellate Courts: The Ohio District Courts of Appeals are the intermediate appellate courts of the state of Ohio. There are 12 districts in the state of Ohio.
  • Supreme Court of Ohio: The Supreme Court of Ohio is the highest court in the U.S. state of Ohio, with final authority over interpretations of Ohio law and the Ohio Constitution.

Federal Court Structure

Trial Courts:

  • United States District Court for the Ohio Northern District Court
  • United States District Court for the Ohio Southern District Court

Appellate Court:

  • Federal cases in Ohio are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Ban the Box

  • Ohio does not have a statewide ban the box provision for private employers.
  • Effective June 1, 2015 state civil service applications no longer include the check box asking job applicants about their criminal history.
  • City and County Ban the Box: Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Massillon, Youngstown and the counties of, Cuyahoga, Hamilton, Summit.

Credit Reports

Ohio does not have a law that restricts the use of credit reports in the hiring process.

Medical Marijuana

Ohio does not have a medical marijuana law.

Social Media

There are no laws in the state of Ohio that restrict or limit 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.