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Employment Offer: Connecticut

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Author: Scott E. Schaffer, Schaffer Law, LLC


  • Prospective employees must be given a written statement outlining their rate of pay, hours of work, and pay frequency. See Employment Offers.
  • Where an at-will relationship is intended, it should be clearly communicated to the applicant to avoid any ambiguity. See Employment Offers.
  • Preemployment drug tests must comply with state law, including prior written notice, adherence to certain testing protocols, and providing written copies of any positive result. See Medical Examinations and Drug Tests.
  • Connecticut severely restricts the use of credit reports, credit scores and banking information in making hiring decisions. See Background Checks.
  • Restrictive covenants should be signed as part of the offer process. See Restrictive Covenants.
  • Offers of at-will employment may be rescinded any time prior to the start date, without triggering breach of contract or misrepresentation claims. See Withdrawing Employment Offers.