Employment background checks are common in Texas employment situations from applicant background checks to licensing and promotion screening during 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. Employers have lots of opportunities to hire or promote well qualified candidates. Any smudge on a record can be enough to put your resume on the bottom of the pile.
These same employment background checks can harm an individual’s opportunities to obtain licensing to engage in a number of jobs 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. The processes often involve understanding how the local prosecutors and judges treat these requests for expunction or nondisclosure. Working with a Fort Worth and Dallas employment lawyer can help make the process easier and faster.