What can a job offer be conditioned upon?

Author: Melanie J. Perez-Vellios, VP Group LLC

A job offer can be conditioned upon various requirements, such as, the successful completion of a drug test, medical examination, criminal background check, driver's license record check, reference check, educational background check, proof that the job applicant has obtained the necessary licensing requirements to perform the job, proof that the job applicant is in good professional standing, the job applicant's execution of the employment contract or related documents, and/or the successful completion of any other job-related condition placed upon job applicants. The conditions must be related to the employer's particular business needs and cannot be discriminatory or otherwise violate state or federal laws.