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Career advice - Employment law - Notice period

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  • Under statute, an employee only needs to give one weeks' notice to terminate employment and this does not increase with length of service. An employer may, therefore, wish to stipulate a longer period of notice
  • Notice from the employer cannot be less than the statutory minimum and is based on length of service as follows:
  • Length of service notice
  • Less than one month - nil
  • Up to two years - one week
  • Two years - two weeks
  • Three years - three weeks
  • etc up to a maximum of twelve weeks

For example, an employee with seven years’ service is entitled to seven weeks’ notice. An employee with fifteen years’ service is entitled to twelve weeks’ notice.

  • If the employer gives pay in lieu of notice, the employee is entitled to everything he/she would have been entitled to receive if the notice period had been worked.

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