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Employment Offer: Louisiana

Employment Offer requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Lauren L. Tafaro, Adams and Reese LLP


  • Often an employment offer and agreement will be verbal. However, in many instances, it is best to follow up a verbal offer of employment with a written offer. See Employment Offer.
  • It is important for employers to use caution when making representations during employment discussions if an employer intends to have an at-will employment relationship. See Employment Offer.
  • An employer has the right to condition an employment offer on additional requirements, such as a background check, drug test or a medical examination. See Conditional Employment Offer.
  • In Louisiana, courts have rejected claims of detrimental reliance brought by an individual when an employment offer is withdrawn before being accepted. See Withdrawing or Rescinding Employment Offers.