Child Saftey On Farms

Child Saftey On Farms

For children, the farm is an adventurous and exciting place to play, with lots of hiding places and makeshift play equipment. However, farms present hazards not found in urban homes that can lead to a child’s serious injury or tragic fatality. Research has found that...
First Industrial Manslaughter Conviction In Australia

First Industrial Manslaughter Conviction In Australia

A Queensland company Brisbane Auto Recycling has been the first in Australia to be convicted of industrial manslaughter. Brisbane Auto Recycling was convicted of category one offences under the Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the company was fined $3...
Casual Worker Entitled To Long Service Leave

Casual Worker Entitled To Long Service Leave

There is a common misconception that casual employees are not entitled to long service leave.  Casual employees can be long-serving and have continuous employment, even though they may not work every week. This was confirmed by a recent case heard in the Industrial...
Managing Mental Health In The Workplace

Managing Mental Health In The Workplace

ProcessWorx acknowledges that business owners and employees may be experiencing increased anxiety, distress, and concern during these unprecedented times. Stressful circumstances can lead to mental health challenges for employees and business owners. However, 50% of...
When Is It Acceptable To Stand Down Employees?

When Is It Acceptable To Stand Down Employees?

Due to COVID-19 standing employees down has become necessary for some employers. Standing down employees involves the employer requiring employees not to work, due to lack of work or enforceable direction. For a stand down to be acceptable under the Fair Work Act 2009...
Casual Employment Ruling – Impact on Farming Community

Casual Employment Ruling – Impact on Farming Community

The federal court has recently ruled that WorkPac must backpay a casual employee, Mr Rossato, for paid annual leave, personal leave, compassionate leave, and public holiday payments, which he claims he was owed as a permanent employee. Mr Rossato claimed he was...
Fair Work Commission’s First JobKeeper Ruling

Fair Work Commission’s First JobKeeper Ruling

The Fair Work Commission has made its first ruling concerning the new provisions for JobKeeper under the Fair Work Act 2009. The Fair Work Commission ruled against an employee who claimed her employer unreasonably requested she used her annual leave while stood down...
Returning to Work COVID-19

Returning to Work COVID-19

This week the West Australian Government is urging businesses to return to work, with the cautious easing of restrictions. ProcessWorx recently ran a training Webinar for clients on the factors employers need to consider with employees returning to work. Who will be...
Dismissed for refusing to follow HR procedures

Dismissed for refusing to follow HR procedures

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that an employee who refused to engage in a performance improvement plan, was validly dismissed. During a probation review meeting, the employee was told that his performance needed to improve and was provided with details of various...

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