We update this overview of Virginia background check laws and ban-the-box rules often. But laws change quickly, and we cannot guarantee all information is current. Always consult your attorney for legal advice.
In order to set a standard for hiring policies, the federal government created the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, which monitors and protects both employers and job candidates.
STATE LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies only to public-sector employers for the State of Virginia (all agencies, boards, and commissions within the executive branch of government subject to the authority of the Governor).
Adverse action implications:
LOCAL LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
See which Virginia counties and cities have local ban-the-box and fair hiring laws.