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Virginia employment applications will change in 2025

Last updated: December 29th, 2023

Virginia Code Section 19.2-392.15 says “If any entity…includes a question about a prior arrest, charge, or conviction in an application…such application shall include…a notice to the applicant that information concerning an arrest, charge, or conviction that has been sealed DOES NOT HAVE TO BE DISCLOSED.”

Beginning July 1, 2025, most Virginia employment applications will be required to notify the applicant that sealed criminal convictions do not need to be disclosed.

So, when you have a criminal conviction sealed, you can legally deny the conviction on employment application. Virginia Code Sections 19.2-392.5 and 19.2-392-15 allow you to avoid disclosing a criminal conviction when applying for a new job.

Contact Clean Slate Virginia to see if your conviction can be sealed so you can deny your conviction on job applications!


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