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Employment Offer: Hawaii

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing


  • An offer letter may be construed as an implied contract absent a statement that specifies the offer is not to be construed as a contract. See Making an Employment Offer.
  • Employers should exercise caution when making representations about compensation to prospective employees in order to minimize civil lawsuits for unjust enrichment. See Making an Employment Offer.
  • Medical testing may be conducted post-offer. However, the employer must provide the examiner with a written job description and copies of any relevant regulations. See Conditional Job Offers.
  • Credit checks may only be performed in certain enumerated situations and can only be done post-offer. See Conditional Job Offers.
  • Applicants may file claims against prospective employers for damages resulting from withdrawn job offers. See Withdrawal of the Employment Offer.