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Notice period - timing

I am sick and tired of my current job an looking to give notice pretty soon. Being a vindictive bastard I want my employers to have as least time possible to look for a replacement.

What i need to know is that if I gave notice on 31st March would I be able to leave on April 29th or do I have to give notice before March 29th?

Another question - does my last day of service have to be the last working day of a month? Could I request a leaving date in the middle of a month?

BTW my 'contract' just refers to Swiss law blah blah blah and I gather i have have 1 months notice period
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Old 01.03.2011, 21:46
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Re: Notice period - timing

Your monthly written notice has to be in the company and receipted before the end of the previous calendar month. If you want to leave before 29 April, you should have resigned on 28 February, you had better negotiate that, and maybe take some holiday to cover the last days off in April.
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Re: Notice period - timing

are you certain about that? In my previous job I was dismissed/let go and they gave my notice on the last working day of Feb and my employment finished on the last working day of March. This was never queried by anyone not even relatives who have lived in CH for years and are clued up on employment law nor the ORP...

My understanding is that (assuming it is 1 month notice period) if you or the employer gives notice - the last day of employment is the last working dayof the next calendar month whatever day you give notice in the current month...so if I gave notice today 2nd March it would be April 29th , if I gave notice 30th March it would still be 29th April...if i leave it til April 1st it then becomes May 30th (or whatever the last working day in May is)

Anyone really know? - I am used to the normal UK stuff about notice where you can give a calendars month notice and leave any date so this all seems a bit weird
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Re: Notice period - timing

You have not said how long you have been working for the company.

If nothing specific is stated in the contract, the notice period in the first year is ONE month. From the second to ninth years, the notice period is TWO months.

So depending on how long you have been working for the company you already have a one or two month question.

Resignation notice (as you have partially mentioned) is given for the end of the month LATEST (but you can give it earlier) but will be effective for the end of the following month (assuming one month notice).

If you have some prorated vacation, they might give you the days off (so you leave a bit earlier) or they might make you work until the end and pay out the vacation time.

Have a look at the other EF resignation thread to see what is needed to resign correctly.
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Re: Notice period - timing

i have a 'vague' contract which just gives basic details pay start date and a few other things then refers me to Swiss law. I have been employed less than a year with the company but worked for 3 months with the company through an agency before my contract started. From my reading of other posts I gather I have just 1 months notice.

Thanks I gues I will have to check with my workplace a few days before I give notice just to make sure
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