The Employment Relations Authority has upheld an employer’s claim to be paid for an unworked period of notice.

The employee was required to give six weeks notice.  Two weeks into the six week period the employee advised they would not be working any longer.

The ERA ordered the employee to pay the employer $3,400 for the unworked notice period plus costs.

Notice periods work both ways.  If you need help enforcing your employment agreement please call me on (04) 473 6850.