What's the Employment Verification Letter?
The employment verification letter is a document used to verify the income and employment history of a previous or current employee. A former or current employee may request employment verification to certify their salary and employment history for a new employer. An employment verification letter is also a commonly prerequisite used by a third-party to verify that an individual has the income necessary to make required monthly payments on a major expenditure — whether it be for a rental application, mortgage, or loan.
What are included in a Employment Verification Letter?
An employment verification letter will be reviewed by a third-party, so it should be treated as formal company documentation. Below your company letterhead, include relevant contact and company information such as: • Verifier’s name • Company name • Address • City, state, ZIP code If you have the name and address of the third-party reviewing the document, include it in the salutation below the date. The body of the employment verification letter will depend on the requirements of the requesting party. For example, a landlord may only need to verify a potential tenant’s current income, whereas a new employer may require employment history as well as salary details. If you don’t know the requesting party’s requirements, a standard verification of employment form should include the following information: • Employment start date • Employee name • Job title • Salary • Annual bonus amount • Employment end-date (if necessary) The final paragraph of an employment confirmation letter should include the contact details of the individual responsible for verifying the employee’s information. Conclude the work verification letter with your signature, full name, and job title.