Employment Agreement forms may be used when extending an offer of employment to an applicant. There is no legal requirement to formally notify candidates of job offers in writing, but many employers choose to use Employment Agreement forms for this purpose. Employment Agreements typically specify the terms and conditions under which the job is being offered. The applicant can formally accept the position by signing the agreement, which represents of the terms specified in the document.
Employment Agreement forms often include the following information, when applicable:
- Confidentiality Agreement
- General statement of eligibility for benefits plan
- Non-compete Agreements
- Rate of pay
- Severability clause
- Specified probationary period
- Starting date
- Statement of at-will nature of employment
- Title of position being offered
- Any other state, industry-specific, or company required information
- Statement indicating that there are no agreements between the parties other than those explicitly stated within the agreement
The Employment Agreement should be signed by both the employer and the employee, in the event that the employee chooses to accept the position.