ordinance allows officials to
penalize businesses for hiring ex-cons, September 9, 2015 Amherst
2:00 Video: Hiring an Ex-con in
Amherst Put Your Business
License At Risk,
September 3, 2015 County
Government officials in
can now require employers to fire any ex-con, August 31, 2015 Amherst County, Virginia
By Eugene Volokh
Back in May of this year the Amherst County Town Board/Board of Supervisors made a change to local law that appears to have gone unnoticed by most.
County ordinance #14-151 http://www.countyofamherst.com/egov/documents/1431616005_45343.pdf.
As of May
2015 basically anyone that has been convicted of any crime (misdemeanor or
felony) involving “Moral Turpitude” will
have their Amherst County Business License revoked AND any business/company that
knowingly employs someone convicted of a crime involving “Moral Turpitude” could have their Amherst County Business License completely
What is Moral Turpitude?