Brett Feltham

Brett Feltham

DLA Piper

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Australian government commits to reform tax treatment of employee stock awards: 5 takeaways for US-based companies

The Australian government has committed to reform the tax treatment of employee stock awards as part of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, in an effort to retain top talent and boost entrepreneurship in...more

10/29/2014 - Australia Employee Benefits Employee Stock Purchase Plans ESOP Incentive Stock Options Startups Stock Options Tax Reform

Employee Share Scheme Rules Overhaul

AS FORESHADOWED IN OUR RECENT ARTICLES (4 AUGUST AND 8 OCTOBER), THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NOW COMMITTED TO: (A) REVERSING (AT LEAST IN PART) THE CONTROVERSIAL EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEMES TAX CHANGES IMPLEMENTED IN 2009 AND (B)...more

10/23/2014 - Australia Employee Shareholders Income Taxes Stocks

So What May Changes To The Employee Share Scheme Landscape Look Like?

In our recent article from 4 August 2014 we noted the building momentum for the Federal Government to change the laws which currently apply to Australian employee share schemes. Recently a mainstream media publications...more

10/7/2014 - Australia Incentives Profit Sharing Stock Options

Implied Duties In An Employment Context – What May We Be Able To Learn From The UK Experience?

Earlier this month, the High Court of Australia delivered its ruling in the landmark case of Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker. In that ruling Australia's highest court decided that the duty of mutual trust and...more

9/26/2014 - Australia Duty of Care UK

Winds Of Change Sweeping Through The Employee Share Scheme Landscape

There is building momentum for the Federal Government to change laws which currently apply to employees share schemes to counter the problems arising from previous changes made in 2009, and as a result, to increase the level...more

8/5/2014 - Australia Employee Stock Purchase Plans Innovation Legislative Agendas Research and Development

Employee Danger Zone: An Overview of Employer's Considerations when Disaster Strikes

The shocking news of recent airline disasters brings into sharp focus for employers the sometimes unforeseeable risks facing employees who frequently travel for work. In today's world, the ability to dispatch the right...more

7/28/2014 - Airlines Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Risk Assessment Risk Management Traveling Employee

Are you prepared for the new workplace gender equality requirements?

If your organisation has 100 or more employees, unless it is a public sector employer, it will have annual gender reporting obligations to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Agency) under the Workplace Gender Equality Act...more

7/1/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Reporting Requirements Workplace Gender Equality Act

Managing World Cup Fever

The 2014 World Cup is upon us, with the first game having kicked off in Brazil on 12 June 2014. But what is a high water mark of sports events for fans can be the source of many headaches for employers, who need to be careful...more

6/17/2014

Paid Parental Leave - Government Confirms Commitment TO PPL Changes From 1 July 2015

On 13 May 2014 the Federal Government confirmed its election promise made in May 2013 to introduce a new paid parental leave (PPL) scheme from 1 July 2015. However, the much publicised income threshold for maximum...more

5/16/2014 - Australia Employee Rights Paid Leave Parental Leave

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