When an employee leaves your employment, they may have to work a notice period or lose some of their final pay. It all depends on whether they are covered by an award, agreement or employment contract. You will need to know what terms apply.
Many awards say that if an employee gives 4 weeks’ notice but only works 2 weeks, for example, you are allowed to withhold 2 weeks’ pay from their final pay. Some agreements have similar provisions if the employee fails to work the required notice.
One potential exception to the rule is when notice is given because of redundancy. Some Modern Awards provide that an employee can leave at any time during notice of redundancy, without losing any pay.
Employsure will advise you how to legally approach notice not worked. For peace of mind, please call our 24 hour Advice Line now on 1300 651 415.