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Employees: A Time for Review

Published on 24 Mar 2006 | Took place at Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Perth, WA

With the introduction of the Work Choices Legislation imminent, this may be a good opportunity for employers and employees to reconsider the nature of their working relationship. In this seminar, you will be given an overview of the Work Choice Legislation, the latest developments in the executive packaging and fringe benefits tax will be considered and the issues relating to employee share and option schemes will be reviewed.

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Individual sessions

Salary Packaging and FBT

Author(s):  Tanya ROSS-JONES In this session Tanya Ross-Jones will provide an overview of changes in the FBT and Salary Packaging arena, with a focus on practical issues to assist with the preparation of year-end FBT returns. Topics include:

  • FBT developments in the last 12 months including legislation and rulings;
  • FBT season—common errors and issues in preparing FBT returns;
  • Trends in packaged benefits; and
  • Salary packaging systems—how to protect the employer and employee.
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Overview of Work Choices Legislation

Author(s):  Leanne NICKELS

The Federal Government Work Choices Legislation is designed to:

  • Move toward a simpler national system of Industrial Relations
  • Simplify the agreement making process;
  • Establish a new Fair Pay Commission;
  • Offer protection to employees against unlawful termination and restrict access to the unfair dismissal laws;
  • Ensure an ongoing role for the Australian Industrial Relations Commission;
  • Enshrine a set of minimum standards in Federal legislation;
  • Provide for a modern system of award protection for those employees not covered byindustrial agreements.

It is anticipated that the Work Choices reforms will take effect in March. Leanne Nickels will
provide you with an overview of the reforms and discuss what employers should be doing now
to ready their business for the introduction of the reforms.

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Payroll tax update

Author(s):  Bryan COOKE The presentation covers payroll tax developments in 2005/06, audit feedback and contractor engagements.

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Employee share and options schemes

Author(s):  Michelle HOLLINGS

This presentation covers:

  • overview of the Australian income tax rules dealing with employee share and option schemes
  • recent changes to the rules dealing with employee share and option schemes
  • the impact of the recent changes on employers and employees
  • worked examples of how Australian tax is applied to employee shares and options, including an example of the impact of a change in tax residency.
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