Employee resignations | How much notice is required?

Let’s talk about employee resignations, do you know how much time needs to be given? What about if the person’s employment contract stipulates something different to the Fair Work Act? Our resident expert, Lisa recently answered the following question.

*An employee’s signed employment contract stipulates four weeks’ notice must be given in the event of resignation. Do they have to provide this amount of notice or can they give notice as per the Fair Work Act if it specifies less than four weeks given their commencement date?*

Answer: *The employee will need to give notice for the amount of time stipulated in their employment contract. You can, of course, elect to let them finish up earlier at a mutually agreeable time if the business chooses.*

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