Questions

  • What is a Job Offer Letter?

A job offer letter is a formal written document sent by an employer to a job candidate selected for employment. This letter confirms the details of the offer of employment, like job descriptions, salary, benefits and the date the employment begins.

  • Can employers check unemployment history?

Employers or the third party with whom they contract to run employment background checks can research your employment history and uncover any gaps in employment. Organizations can call former employers and share information which you have written in your resume and ask them to confirm its accuracy.

  • Can an employer change my job description?

In many cases, employers do have the right to change job descriptions to meet the needs of their organization.

In most states, employees are considered to be hired at will meaning that their employment is voluntary and then can quit when they want to quit. It also means that their employer can change their job or lay them off as they see fit. However, state laws may vary so check with your state department if labor for more information.

There is an exception to this; employees who are govern by an employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement which stipulates a specific set of work roles or condition. If you are covered by an employment contract that specifies your job duties, your employer cannot change them with your permission.

  • What is the difference between getting fired and getting laid off?

An employee is fired when his/her personal performance is unsatisfactory, or he/she does not comply with the company standards. When an employee is fired, there is no expectation of being rehired at a future date.

When an employee is laid off, it typically has nothing to do with the employee’s personal performance. Layoffs occur when a company undergoes restructuring or downsizing, or goes out of business. In some cases, a layoff maybe temporary, and the employees are rehired when the economy improves.