However, no details were spelled out about the what steps needed to be completed prior to the start date and the candidate started prior to getting the drug test results back.
It turns out that the candidate turned employee tested positive for opiates but when told by the company that his employment would be terminated, the employee has the ability to legally challenge the termination since nothing was ever put in writing about the fact that a "clean drug test" was a requirement of employment.
These details should include salary, benefits, position title and general responsibilities.
A typical letter looks like this example: The starting salary for the Account Executive position is ,000 USD.
Offer letters are also used to identify start dates, benefits packages, employee expectations and compensation package.
While some smaller companies rely on verbal job offers, larger companies almost exclusively use offer letters in order to mitigate any potential legal issues with job offers.
Receiving an offer letter often times marks the end of a long job hunting process.
Offer letters seem to validate the stress, worry and the investment of your time and make everything worth it.
For those who may be new to job searching, who haven't received official offer letters before or who have been "burned" by start day surprises, gaining an understanding of what offer letters do, don't do and what they look like can help with your comfort level once they start rolling into your mailbox or inbox.The general purpose and reason why companies send out offer letters is to offer a position to a candidate and to spell out the details of the position.