Do you have to give notice when making a position redundant?

Do you have to give notice when making a position redundant?

Notice Periods When an employer is making a position redundant, they are still required to provide written notification of the day the employment will end to the impacted employee. An employer is required to give the employee a certain amount of notice, usually depending on how long the employee has been employed in the business.

What happens if you dont work during redundancy period?

Your contract might allow payment instead (‘in lieu’) of working your notice period, or your employer might ask you if you’d agree to this. This means you’d stop working straight away. Your employer cannot force you to agree to it.

Do you get pay in lieu of redundancy?

Check your contract. Your employer may give you more than the statutory minimum, but they cannot give you less. As well as statutory redundancy pay, your employer should either: pay you in lieu of notice depending on your circumstances Your notice pay is based on the average you earned per week over the 12 weeks before your notice period starts.

What is notice of termination and redundancy pay?

Notice of termination and redundancy pay forms part of the National Employment Standards (NES). The NES apply to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system, regardless of any award, agreement or contract.

Do you still get pay when you get notice of redundancy?

Your notice period doesn’t start from when your employer says you’re at risk of redundancy. You’ll still get the same notice pay if your employer says you don’t have to work your notice period. You’ll also still get work benefits, for example pension contributions, unless your contract says your employer can leave them out.

Do you have to notify Centrelink when making an employee redundant?

When you make an employee redundant, you may also have to pay redundancy entitlements and notify Centrelink. Visit for more information about redundancy and notice periods. Important: it is unlawful to make a job redundant for discriminatory reasons or reasons that include discriminatory grounds.

What happens at the end of the redundancy period?

You’ll also keep any work benefits, such as pension contributions or personal use of a company phone. Your job won’t end until the end of your notice period, even though you don’t have to come to work. This will increase your redundancy pay if it means you’ll have completed another full year with your employer.

When do employers have to consult with employees about redundancy?

“Employers are not required to consult employees about redundancy unless the obligation arises in a modern award or enterprise agreement that applies to their employment,” Targett says. She says if there’s an obligation to consult about redundancy, your employer must comply with this obligation for the redundancy to be genuine.