How to identify the current notice period?

If you're looking to leave your job, you should know how much notice you need to give. Here's a how to identify the current notice period.

The current notice period is the amount of time specified in an employment contract that an employee must give their employer before quitting. The contract will describe how long of a notice the employee needs to serve before he is allowed to leave his job.

Notice periods can range from a few weeks to several months, and are typically based on an employee's length of service.


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