Employment background checks are common in Texas employment situations from applicant background checks at the hiring phase to licensing and promotion screening during one’s employment. These employment background checks can uncover unsavory details from the past ranging from relatively inconsequential misdemeanors to arrests for felonies. Today’s job market is a buyer’s market, meaning employers have lots of opportunities to hire or promote well qualified candidates and any smudge on a record can be enough to put your resume on the bottom of the pile or worse, into the trash can. These same employment background checks can harm an individual’s opportunities to obtain licensing to engage in a number of areas of employment such as teaching, nursing, legal services and across the financial services industry. Fortunately, Texas law provides some mechanisms to remove certain criminal records from those background checks. These mechanisms can be confusing and the processes often involve understanding how the local prosecutors and judges treat these requests for expunction or nondisclosure. Working with a local employment attorney can help make the process easier and faster. The Kielich Law Firm helps people in the Dallas and Fort Worth area (North Texas) to obtain expunctions and nondisclosure orders to clean up criminal records from background checks.