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NSW Work Out Notice Period for Employer?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Joseph J, 7 October 2016.

  1. Joseph J

    Joseph J Member

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    Hello,

    I have been working in a consulting firm since August 2015 and is planning to resign shortly to be a full-time independent consultant. I am unable to work-out the notice period I need to provide to my employer as it is not clearly mentioned in my offer (mentioned below).

    Found after a search in internet, that the notice is based on my tenure with the employer. In this case between 1 year and 3 years, hence need only 2 weeks notice. Not sure if this is correct under employment law.

    Could you please assist?

    Thanks.

    Best Regards,
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    That is the time period prescribed in the National Employment Standards, so unless your contract provides a different notice period, I imagine 2 weeks notice would apply.
     
  3. Matthew Lynch

    Matthew Lynch Lawyer

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    Whilst employers have a statutory minimum period of notice, there is no statutory period of notice for employees to provide.

    I do not think you are obligated to provide notice. The contract is drafted poorly.
     

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