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Employment Offer: Washington

Employment Offer requirements for other states

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

Author: Gloria Ju


  • When extending a job offer, employers in Washington must avoid making statements that alter the employment at-will relationship. See Making an Employment Offer.
  • Employers may condition employment offers on the completion of additional requirements, such as drug tests, background checks and credit checks, but they must be sure to abide by applicable state laws. See Conditional Employment Offers.
  • When withdrawing employment offers, employers should be aware that this could expose them to a promissory estoppel claim. See Withdrawal of the Employment Offer.
  • Localities including Seattle and Spokane have requirements pertaining to employment offers. See Local Requirements.