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Termination of employment

Termination of employment

Definition

When an employer or employee ends the employment relationship. Other known terms: resignation, quitting, firing and dismissal.
Termination payment

Termination payment

Definition

A payment made to the employee when employment ends, which can include notice, redundancy pay, unused annual leave and long service leave. Other known terms: final pay.
Time in lieu

Time in lieu

Definition

An arrangement where an employee is given paid time off work instead of being paid overtime hours allowed under some awards and registered agreements.
Trainee

Trainee

Definition

An employee who is working towards a qualification (other than a trade qualification) in a particular industry under a formal training contract.
Transferring employee

Transferring employee

Definition

An employee that moves from the old employer to the new employer in a transfer of business.
Transitional awards

Transitional awards

Definition

A type of award that was in force immediately before 1 January 2010. Most of these types of awards have been terminated and replaced by modern awards.