Prospective employees should represent that they are not bound by a contract that
would prohibit or restrict their employment with the company and they should agree not to
disclose to the company any confidential or proprietary information obtained from a prior
Duration of the Offer and Start Date
Offer letters should inform prospective employees that the offer will expire on a
certain date, and also of the expected start date.
Offer letters should include an “integration clause” stating that the offer letter and the
documents referenced therein contain all the terms and conditions of employment and that
they supersede any other written documents or conversations about such terms.
The offer letter should require the prospective employee to sign and further should
state that if acceptance is not transmitted to the employer by a certain date the offer expires.
Sample Offer Letter for Executive Position
Sample Offer Letter for Non-Executive Position
Non-Disclosure and Inventions Agreements
Companies that have confidential, proprietary and trade secret information that they
want to keep confidential need to take steps to protect the confidential nature of such
information. One way to do so is to have their employees sign non-disclosure and inventions