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Your questions answered: Can an employee and employer have two different required notice periods?

By Portner Press on March 6th, 2019
  1. Termination of Employment
  2. Resignation

 

Q
Can an employment contract have two different termination notice periods? For example, if the employer terminates employment, the employer will give the employee 2 weeks’ notice, but if the employee resigns, they must give the employer 1 month’s notice?

 

A
Yes, an employment contract can have two different termination periods, provided that the terms comply with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), and any applicable modern award or enterprise agreement.

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