Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker

K&L Gates LLP

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The Impact of New Heavy Vehicle Regulations in the Road Transport Industry

With the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) beginning in February 2014 and the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal's first Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) commencing in early May 2014, this year promises to be challenging...more

4/3/2014 - Roads Trucking Industry

Workplace Gender Equality – Are You Aware of Your Reporting Obligations for the 2013–2014 Reporting Period?

As we mentioned in our previous Legal Insight, the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (WGE Act) has now replaced the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) and established the Workplace Gender...more

2/27/2014 - Compliance Gender Discrimination Gender Equity Reporting Requirements

Fair Work Commission Dismisses Unfair Dismissal Claim Involving False Bullying Allegations

In handing down its recent decision in Hunter v The Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities [2013] FWC 7917 (Hunter v Commonwealth), the Fair...more

12/20/2013 - Australia Employer Liability Issues Fair Work Commission False Statements Hiring & Firing Performance Reviews Workplace Bullying

District Court has Jurisdiction to Hear OHS Matters

The New South Wales Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) and the New South Wales Parliament have confirmed that the District Court has jurisdiction to hear prosecutions brought under the previous occupational health and safety...more

12/2/2013 - Australia Jurisdiction

On the Job, On the Field – Bullying in Sport

Recent events in the United States have again brought the issue of workplace bullying to international attention. However, in contrast to many other cases, this recent issue arose in the context of a sporting team where it is...more

11/21/2013 - Athletes Bullying Harassment Hazing Sports

Bill to Recommence WHS Prosecutions Goes Before NSW Parliament

A Bill enabling WorkCover to revive work health and safety prosecutions commenced by solicitors and to vest jurisdiction in the District and Local Courts to hear Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters has been introduced into...more

10/18/2013 - Australia Safety Laws

Safe Work Australia Releases Draft WHS Code of Practice for Construction Work

On 30 August 2013, Safe Work Australia released a revised draft model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Construction Work (Code) after it was determined that the original draft Code needed to provide a greater level...more

9/6/2013 - Australia Construction Site Construction Workers Health and Welfare Plans Health Safety Safety Precautions

NSW State Government Introduces New Legislation for Public Sector Employment

Australia's largest employer is the State Government of New South Wales and its agencies. It represents AUD60 billion of the economy in New South Wales. Any reform in the public sector is, therefore, important to us...more

6/13/2013 - Jumpstart GSE Reform Act

Non-Party Employer Made to Pay Costs in Restraint Litigation

On 1 May 2013, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down judgment in HRX Pty Ltd v Scott [2013] NSWSC 451 (HRX v Scott). In doing so, the Court sent a clear message to employers about the risks associated with...more

5/8/2013 - Non-Compete Agreements Non-Parties Restraints Restrictive Covenants

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 Enters Parliament

As discussed in our previous Legal Insight on 18 February 2013, the Commonwealth Government has followed through on its promise to move quickly in amending the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) with the Fair Work Amendment...more

3/26/2013 - EU Fair Work Act Fair Work Amendment Fair Work Commission Flex-Time Policies Parental Leave Proposed Legislation Workplace Bullying

NSW Government Announces new Construction Guidelines

NSW Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon. Mike Baird, has announced that new procurement Guidelines for the State's infrastructure projects will come into effect on 1 July 2013. In announcing the...more

3/25/2013 - Compliance Contractors Infrastructure Procurement Guidelines

Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to Order Minimum Conditions for Drivers

On 1 July 2012, the Road Safety Remuneration Act 2012 (Cth) (Act) came in to force imposing requirements on employers across the road transport industry to meet new remuneration and employment standards for their drivers....more

2/21/2013 - Fair Work Commission Remuneration Road Safety Remuneration Act Transport Workers Union Trucking Industry Trucking Regulations

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 Sets More Stringent Reporting Standards

Following the Federal Government's introduction of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 in March last year, employers have been preparing for the introduction of a more stringent reporting...more

2/14/2013 - EOW Reporting Requirements Workplace Gender Equality Act

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