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(1)  An employer must not terminate an employee‘s employment unless the employer has given the employee written notice of the day of the termination (which cannot be before the day the notice is given).

Section 117   forms part of the National Employment Standards under the Act. Section 44(1) of the Act relevantly provides that an employer must not contravene a provision of the National Employment Standards. Section 44(1) is an identified civil remedy provision under the Act.

Ostle v Wilson Mining Pty Ltd [2022] FedCFamC2G 109 (25 February 2022)

36 The Court has considered each of the separate approaches, but is of the view, for the reasons outlined McAlister, that the Court should follow that line of authority in preference to that in Cabbara. Accordingly,   s 117 of the Act did not replace the implied condition of reasonable notice in the oral contract of employment between the applicant and the respondent. Rather,   s 117 of the Act is a safety net for contractual employment and creates a minimum entitlement under the Act.

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