My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Nebraska
I have a question regarding if/when I should disclose a conviction history. I have a history of two DUIs, one in 2004 and one in 2006.
I applied for a job a few weeks ago by completing a brief online application and providing a copy of my resume. The online application did not ask about a conviction history. I received a call a few days ago and have an interview scheduled in two weeks. I was mailed the application which I am to complete and bring with me to the interview.
The application specifically asks "have you ever been convicted of a felony" to which I will accurately 'no.' However, the application also includes a consent to a criminal background check with the Nebraska State Patrol to which I have to sign next to the statement "I certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that the information provided by me is correct and complete. I understand that any false information contained on this document may result in my release or discharge." Additionally, the application includes a request for my driving record.
Since the application only asks about felonies, should I disclose my history of two DUIs on my own accord since I would assume that they would show up when they do their background check, even though I was not asked to disclose this information? Would not disclosing the DUIs indicate that I did not provide the agency with accurate information? Additionally, if I should disclose the DUIs, is it better to bring them up at some point during the interview or wait until after the initial interview?
Thanks for any info/advice!