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....
The Only Guide to Redundancy You’ll Ever Need

The Only Guide to Redundancy You’ll Ever Need

A genuine redundancy is when there is no longer a need for a job to be performed. Unlike termination, redundancy is not about the performance of an employee but a change in the requirements of the business. Redundancy can happen when a business introduces new...
WA’s First Imprisonment for Gross Negligence

WA’s First Imprisonment for Gross Negligence

An Esperance business owner is the first person in Western Australia to receive a jail sentence for gross negligence. Mark Withers pleaded guilty to gross negligence after the death of a worker and serious injuries of another in March 2020. This is one of the first...
How to Run Farm Safety Meetings

How to Run Farm Safety Meetings

Work health and safety legislation requires farms to consult and cooperate with personnel, and to provide information and instruction necessary to protect personnel from risks to their health and safety arising from the farm’s work. One of the ways ProcessWorx’...
Improve Farm Safety Using Journey Management

Improve Farm Safety Using Journey Management

Long-distance driving is a safety hazard that can be required in many industries including farming and agriculture. When it comes to ‘commercial vehicle’ drivers’ (long-haul truck drivers), the legislation is specific and clear regarding work times and fatigue...
Do Employees Have the Right to Disconnect?

Do Employees Have the Right to Disconnect?

The Victorian Police have recently introduced a ‘right to disconnect’ clause into their enterprise agreement to limit unnecessary contact with employees outside their working hours. This clause states that managers and supervisors can only contact employees outside of...

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