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Employment Offer: Oregon

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Author: Joy Ellis and Kathryn Landes Ball, Garvey Schubert Barer


  • In Oregon, verbal employment offers can bind the employer if the promise is sufficiently definite so as to be enforceable. See Verbal Employment Offers.
  • Offer letters can result in a contract if they convey a specific terms, offer consideration (such as compensation and benefits), and require some sort of written acceptance, such as by signing at the end of the offer letter. See Written Employment Offers.
  • Portland has requirements pertaining to employment offers. See Local Requirements.