Ban the Box Laws in Texas

Texas Ban the Box Laws

Private & Public (City/County) Employers

First Enacted: October 16, 2008


Background check only after conditional offer/finalists selected Background check only for some positions EEOC-type Criteria Appeal or Complaint Process Must provide notice of denial


Austin Ban the Box Resolution 20081016-012Austin Ordinance No. 20160324-019


The following counties & cities in Texas have enacted their own ban the box laws and/or fair chance hiring policies. To learn more about the laws in a specific county or city you can click on their name.