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Employment Offer: Minnesota

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Author: Angela Rud, Gray Plant Mooty


  • Employment in Minnesota is at-will by default. Therefore, when making employment offers, employers should be careful not to inadvertently alter the at-will status. Unless an employer intends to impose conditions on termination, employment offers should make clear that the position is at-will. See Offer Letters.
  • Employment offers should set forth any preconditions to employment, such as a successful background check, drug testing, preemployment physical examinations, and the execution of restrictive covenant agreements. See Conditional Offers.
  • Minnesota law prohibits employers from including certain conditions or requirements in an employment offer. See Employer Representations.