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The most common reasons employment ends are:
You must give notice to an employee when ending their employment. The length of notice will depend on their:
You can either let the employee work their notice period or you can pay them out (known as pay in lieu of notice).
If you decide to pay out the employee, they must be paid the same amount as if they had worked to the end of the notice period.
You must pay an employee all their entitlements when employment ends. These may include:
You must have appropriate policies and procedures in place to manage employee performance. Terminating or dismissing an underperforming employee must be done in a manner that is fair, reasonable, and just.
► If you are under the state system, information about your obligations and unfair dismissal is available from the Department of Commerce.
► If you are under the national system, information about your obligations and unfair dismissal is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman.