So long story short, I have been offered a position at a new company which I start in 2 weeks time. The contract has been signed and it is a done deal. My new employer advised that I do not provide notice until the contract is completed just in case (which makes sense).
I have only been at my current employer for less than a year (10 months to be exact), according to Fair Work Australia I am only obliged to give 1 weeks notice. When I provide my employer with the notice, it was the usual spiel, "Sad to see you go", "Let us know if there's anything we can do to help", "Let me know if you would like a written reference" etc.
I am followed the next day with an email stating that I should have given 2 weeks of notice, that he "would appreciate it if you could request a later starting date from XXXX(new company)". In addition he stated that "I know management there(new company) and I have friends who use their product" almost as if it is a threat.
As Fair Work is not open until Monday, I was wondering if anyone would have any idea where I would stand in this situation? I have already signed the contract to start next in 2 weeks times, I also do not want to start off on the wrong foot. I have emailed my new employer and am waiting on a response.
Thanks for your time.
EDIT: The contract clearly stated that 1 weeks notice is all that is required for less than 1 years employment.