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Employment Offer: New York

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • Employment offers for more than a year must be in writing. See Employment Offers.
  • New York employers may condition an employment offer upon the completion of additional requirements, including medical examinations, reference checks or background checks. See Conditional Employment Offers.
  • New York permits employers to revoke written offers of at-will employment before the prospective employee begins work. See Withdrawing Employment Offers.
  • Localities including Albany County, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Westchester County have requirements pertaining to employment offers. See Local Requirements.