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


State Capital



The state of Texas has 254 counties.

State Court Structure

  • Trial Courts: The State Trial Courts are made up of District Courts which oversee general civil and criminal matters.
  • Appellate Courts: The state of Texas has 14 Courts of Appeals that have intermediate appellate jurisdiction.
  • Supreme Court of Texas: The supreme court of Texas is the state’s highest appellate court and is divided into both a Supreme Court which handles civil matters and the Court of Criminal Appeals which handles criminal matters.

Federal Court Structure

Trial Courts:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Appellate Court:

  • Federal cases in Texas are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Ban the Box

  • Texas does not have a statewide ban the box law.
  • City and County Ban the Box: Austin and Travis County

Credit Reports

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

Medical Marijuana

Texas does not have a medical marijuana law.

Social Media

There are no laws in the state of Texas 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.