How long does an individual have to report their felony on a work application?

Also, is this different in every state? The felony offense occurred in 2004 and probation from that offense was revoked by evading arrest in 2006, which is obviously another felony. Sat out offenses from 2006 to 2009 instead of taking the option of parole. All in Texas. Since 2009, individual has not been in trouble at all. There has been no attempt made to talk to an attorney about removal or other options but it has been about 10 years now since the last felony conviction. Thank you.

Asked on May 20, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, they have to be reported forever, unless they could be and were expunged. Otherwise, as long as they are part of the employees public record--and unexpunged criminal acts are--they are something the employee would have to report if asked about. (Some applications only ask about crimes committed withing a certain number of years; you don't need to provide more information than the application asks for.)


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