The Building and Construction General On-Site Award 2020 (the Award) is an industry award, which applies to all employers and their employees working in on-site building, engineering and civil Construction.
Under the NES you need to provide at least the following notice period (or pay the employee in lieu):
1 Year or less of Continuous Service = 1 Week Notice
More than 1 year – 3 years Continuous = 2 Weeks
More than 3 Year – 5 years Continuous = 3 Weeks
More than 5 years Continuous = 4 weeks
Employee must give you, with a notice period in accordance with the above table, notice of their resignation. There is no requirement to give additional notice based on age.
If an employee does NOT provide the required notice period, you may be able to withhold an amount no more than 1 week’s wages from their final pay.
Apprentice employees will accumulate credit towards the payment of a redundancy benefit. However, the redundancy benefit is only payable if the employee completes the apprenticeship and remains employed for a further 12 months.
Daily Hire employees are only required to provide one day’s notice of termination (or 1 days pay will be forfeited).
Where notice has been given, you must give your employee up to one day’s time off without loss of pay to look for another job. The time off is to be taken at a time convenient to you and the employee.
An employee is not eligible for redundancy payment if:
For further information including redundancy scheme payments please check out Termination and Redundancy under the Building Award.