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Texas Background Check Laws​

What are Texas background check and ban-the-box laws?

Texas passed its own mini version of an FCRA statute in 1997 which limits consumer reporting agencies from reporting felonies and misdemeanors older than 7 years. Some consider this law invalid due to the fact it was passed after the federal FCRA, however many consumer reporting agencies follow this law. 

At this time, there are no Statewide ban-the-box or fair hiring laws in the State of Texas that supplement the background check provisions of the FCRA

Note: This information is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult with your own legal counsel for advice related to your state/locality.