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Definition of

notice period

HR & Personnel

time between resignation or dismissal and leaving the amount of time specified in the terms and conditions of employment that an employee must work between resigning from an organization and leaving the employment of that organization

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Definitions of ’notice period’ and meaning of ’notice period’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’notice period’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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