Employment law manual: Notice and PILON section enhanced

With the growing need to consider redundancies in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HR must ensure that employees who are selected for redundancy are given the correct length of notice. While employers commonly make payments in lieu of notice (PILON) in a redundancy situation, they need to bear in mind the potential legal consequences of doing so, particularly where there is no contractual right to make a PILON.

To help you navigate this tricky area, we have enhanced our content on Notice and pay in lieu of notice to make it more practical and accessible, including:

  • an explanation of the different forms of notice in the employment context;
  • the general principles of serving notice;
  • how to calculate a PILON; and
  • an explanation of the remedies available to an employee where the employer breaches its notice obligations.