Employment Offer: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jennifer K. Achtert, Fisher Phillips
- Employers in California should be careful not to make any promises of continued employment, or employment for a particular length of time, when offering employment because this could defeat the presumption of at-will employment. See Verbal Offer.
- A verbal offer should ordinarily be followed by a written offer letter, which should state, among other things, that the letter is not an employment contract. See Written Offer.
- If the offer is being withdrawn due to a failed background check, employers should be sure to comply with all applicable state and federal notification requirements. See Withdrawing or Rescinding an Employment Offer.
- Localities including Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose have requirements pertaining to employment offers. See Local Requirements.