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Employment Offer: Mississippi

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Author: Martin J. Regimbal, The Kullman Firm

Summary

  • In Mississippi, private employers that reduce employment offers to writing should be mindful of the potential consequences of doing so, to avoid inadvertently disaffirming an employee's at-will status and/or transforming employment under an unwritten contract to employment under a written contract. See The Intersection of Employment Offers, At-Will Employment and Written Contracts.
  • Although noncompete agreements in the employment context are generally disfavored, employers in Mississippi can condition an employment offer on an applicant's acceptance of a noncompete agreement. See Noncompete Agreements.
  • Employers in Mississippi, in conformance with applicable federal laws (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act), may condition employment on the successful completion of a drug and alcohol test. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.