What is your notice period

In Australia, providing adequate notice when resigning from your job is not only a professional courtesy but also a legal obligation. Under the Fair Work Act, employees are required to give their employer the minimum notice period specified in their award or agreement, or if there is no specified notice period, the minimum notice period is one week.

It’s important to fulfill your legal obligations to work your notice period to maintain your business reputation and professional relationships. Not doing so can result in a breach of contract and legal action against you, which could have serious implications for your future career prospects.

To manage your notice period effectively, make sure you have a plan for transitioning your work to your colleagues and ensuring a smooth handover. Be professional and courteous in your interactions with your employer and colleagues, and try to leave on good terms.

In some circumstances, it may be possible to negotiate a shorter notice period with your employer. However, this should be done in a professional and respectful manner and should only be considered if it is in the best interests of both you and the business.