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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Employee Relations by Terry L. Fitzwater

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SAMPLE OFFER LETTER

Look closely at the following offer letter for employment. It includes several critical concepts:

1.   It states the salary offer in monthly terms so as not to imply any employment duration

2.   It states that drug screening is a condition of employment.

3.   It is ADA-neutral.

5.   It contains an at will statement to reinforce and define the employment relationship.

5.   No language in the letter implies a specific employment duration

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am very happy to extend an offer of employment to you to become our Senior Accountant.

Your starting salary will be at a rate of $4,200 a month and we would like you to begin on March 15. As we discussed in the interview, we will pay your moving expenses per the attached ...

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