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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Virginia

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • Virginia Human Rights law extends protections beyond those afforded under federal law. See Virginia Human Rights Act.
  • An employer should utilize the interview process to verify information in a job application. See Job Applications.
  • Virginia employers may not require applicants to disclose information about arrest or criminal charges that did not result in conviction or that have been expunged. See Arrest and Conviction Inquiries.
  • Virginia employers may not ask job applicants or employees for the usernames or passwords to their personal social media accounts. See Social Media Privacy.
  • Employers should conduct reference checks on job applicants. See Reference Checks.