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Employers must give employees with between one month and two years’ service a minimum of one week’s notice to terminate their employment. Thereafter, an employer must give a minimum notice period of one week per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. If the contract of employment specifies a longer notice period, the employer should give the contractual notice.
An employee must give one week’s notice to terminate his or her contract of employment. If the contract of employment specifies a longer notice period, the employee should give the contractual notice.
Employers will often pay an employee who resigns or is dismissed in lieu of his or her notice period.
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5 Jun 2017
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24 Mar 2017
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5 Oct 2016
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21 Aug 2016
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2 Aug 2016
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25 Jul 2016
XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on employee notice periods, focusing on resignations outside the probationary period.
1 Jun 2016
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11 Nov 2015
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15 Sep 2015
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