Make an Employment Offer

Key Points

  • An employer should confirm a verbal job offer in a written letter that includes all the terms and conditions that were verbally stated. Offer letters should be clear, unambiguous and concise.
  • If an at-will employment relationship is intended, an employer should avoid statements that set expectations for a particular time period or regarding length of employment. Otherwise, such statements may alter the employment relationship.
  • The employment offer could be conditioned upon the successful completion of additional requirements, such as a background check, medical exam and/or drug test.

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