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...

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