Fair Work’s COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Fair Work’s COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The COVID Vaccine rollout has raised a lot of questions for both employers and employees. The Fair Work Ombudsman has endeavoured to answer many of these questions to assist employers and employees understand their rights and obligations. Their advice can be found...
Farmer Penalised by the Fair Work Ombudsman

Farmer Penalised by the Fair Work Ombudsman

A dairy farmer operating in Queensland has been penalised by the Fair Work Ombudsman for delaying back-pay to his employee. The sole trader, Mark Hess who operated the dairy farm was issued with a compliance notice by the Fair Work Ombudsman requiring him to back-pay...
Small Business Hardship Over COVID-19 Lockdowns

Small Business Hardship Over COVID-19 Lockdowns

Small businesses owners are undoubtedly some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the threat of lockdowns in WA looming it is hard for small businesses to find certainty in their operations or finances. Ongoing lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne have...
Factors Contributing To Unfair Dismissal Claims

Factors Contributing To Unfair Dismissal Claims

Approximately only 300 of the 15,000 unfair dismissal applications each year go to a hearing at the Fair Work Commission, so what are the reasons for proceeding? Research has investigated what happens during the conciliation period before a hearing and why so many...
Preparing your People for Harvest

Preparing your People for Harvest

Just like machinery, employees are an asset you need to prepare before harvest. Before the season ramps up, take the opportunity to reflect or adapt your business practices to improve productivity and efficiency. If you are hiring casual workers for the first time or...
Unfairly Dismissed for Losing Driver’s Licence

Unfairly Dismissed for Losing Driver’s Licence

A train driver who lost his driver’s licence was dismissed by Sydney Trains after being employed for 16 years. The employee lodged an unfair dismissal claim on the basis that the decision was harsh, and the offence was not relevant to his employment. The Case: The...
Employer’s Sick Leave Questions Answered

Employer’s Sick Leave Questions Answered

Winter is in full swing and has bought with it the cold and flu. So what do employers need to do when their employees are too sick to work? Here is everything employers need to know when it comes to sick leave. What is sick leave?  Sick/carer’s leave, also called...
Farm Safety Week 2021

Farm Safety Week 2021

National Farm Safety Week is held every year to raise awareness for work, health and safety in agriculture. ProcessWorx is passionate about working with farms to be compliant and keep their people safe. Agriculture has many unique hazards such as tractors, quad bikes,...
FAQ About Annual Leave Accrual

FAQ About Annual Leave Accrual

Annual Leave accrual is something our HR advisors are asked a lot about at ProcessWorx, so we have come up with a guide to help answer your frequently asked questions. When does an employee start accruing annual leave? An employee’s annual leave accrues from the day...
Small Business Guide to A Deed Of Release

Small Business Guide to A Deed Of Release

What is a Deed of Release? A Deed of Release is a legal document that formalises an agreement, commonly between an employer and an employee. A Deed is legally binding and is used to resolve disputes, avoiding the Fair Work Commission, claims or legal proceedings....

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