Companies big and small, in a wide variety of industries are rescinding job offers, which generally occurs in economic decline.
A job offer letter that is extended to a potential employee should be worded carefully in order to ensure that the job offer is not considered a guarantee of employment or an employment contract.
Since job offers are now being rescinded, employers should be extremely careful as to what language is contained within an offer letter to a potential employee.
- An offer letter should avoid language that states that the job offer is a contract of employment.
- An offer letter should never guarantee employment.
- The offer letter should state that the offer is expressly conditioned upon certain requirements that first must be met.
For the past two (2) years, there has been an unprecedented hiring by employers of new workers. However, as a result of continued concern over the economy, many employers have halted the hiring process, and in the same industries, layoffs have already started.
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 30 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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