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Employment Offer: Texas

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Authors: Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani and Kimberly King, Norton Rose Fulbright


  • Employment offers for a term of employment for more than one year must be in writing. See Verbal Offers.
  • Subject to federal law, Texas employers may condition an employment offer upon additional requirements, including background checks, reference checks, and medical examinations. See Conditional Employment Offers.
  • Texas employers should apply all conditions of employment for a particular job position consistently in order to limit potential exposure to discrimination claims. See Conditional Employment Offers.
  • Texas generally allows employers to revoke written offers of at-will employment before the prospective employee begins work, but an employer may be liable to a prospective employee who relies on the employment offer to his or her detriment. See Withdrawing Employment Offers.
  • Austin has requirements pertaining to employment offers. See Local Requirements.