The minimum period of notice required to terminate a contract of employment under section 86 of ERA 1996. Employees with continuous employment of at least one month but less than two years are entitled to at least one weeks notice from the employer. Employees with two years continuous employment or more are entitled to one weeks notice for each complete year, up to a maximum of 12 weeks notice. The minimum notice to be given by an employee with at least one months continuous employment is one week. The parties may agree longer notice periods. In the absence of express agreement, the common law will imply a reasonable notice period, which cannot be shorter than the statutory minimum.