Notice Periods

Quick reference guide to the legally required notice periods that need to be given by employers and employees.

Length of Service

Notice Period Required

Six months or less

One week

More than six months but less than one year

Two weeks

One year or more

Four weeks


  • This does not apply to Farm Workers or Domestic Employees. Four weeks notice is applicable to these employees after six months service.
  • These notice periods do not apply to employees who work for less than 24 hours a month.


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