Gina Capasso Principal Solicitor

Gina has longstanding experience in workplace health and safety, industrial relations and employment law and joined KHQ Lawyers having come from multinational top tier and national firms in Australia.

Gina’s particular expertise includes:

  • workplace health and safety laws throughout Australia
  • advising and assisting clients in managing major (including serious injury and fatal) workplace incidents. She provides support at each stage following a workplace incident, including the investigation phase through to (where relevant) prosecution and coronial inquiry
  • conducting legal compliance reviews and reports, and assisting clients to develop and implement safe work systems, including safety procedures and safety training programs, and
  • providing training to executives, management and staff on workplace health and safety legislation and case law developments, customised for practical application to the client’s business.

Working closely with her clients, Gina provides practical advice and legal representation. She regularly puts on her hi vis, safety boots and hard hat to visit client sites and projects to gain a deeper understanding of their operations. She provides solutions with practical application having regard to imperative business needs and drivers whilst minimising legal risk and protecting her client’s legal position.

Gina’s clients cover a broad range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and distribution, transport and logistics, resources, infrastructure and retail. She regularly appears in state and federal courts and tribunals.  Her enthusiasm and energy for this area of legal practice is evident in the timely and responsive way she supports clients on workplace health and safety matters and the excellent outcomes she achieves for clients.

Contact Gina if you want a specialist workplace health and safety lawyer who will work with you and your team to provide easy to understand, practical legal advice, and who will help you to achieve results for your business that navigates and minimises legal risks.


Gina’s expertise has been recognised in the following national and international legal directories:

  • The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in both the Occupational Health & Safety and Employee Benefits categories (since 2017).
  • Doyles Guide – recommended in the Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyers category (Victoria, 2020 & 2021).
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific – recommended lawyer (2020).
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Latest News & Insights

Safety Update

Posted By and on 20/09/21 at 1:38 PM

We find ourselves in the yoyo of “snap” and extended lockdowns across the county, and managing the risks to worker mental health in both an employment and OHS laws context is real and prevalent for businesses during this pandemic. Recent announcements from safety regulators make it clear that we can expect to see focused inquiry … Read more

The COVID-19 Vaccination Update – Can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine at your workplace?

Posted By and on 10/09/21 at 2:16 PM

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia gains momentum, with more than 30% of people over the age of 16 fully vaccinated,[1] businesses are asking whether it’s possible to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. In jurisdictions where workplace manslaughter offences operate, there are issues to consider in respect of both mandating the vaccine … Read more

Safety Update

Posted By and on 10/05/21 at 4:00 PM

In the midst of an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, you could be forgiven for missing important developments in workplace health and safety law. While we generally include safety updates in our quarterly Workplace Relations publications, given the rate of change in the WHS legal sphere, we have decided to publish a separate KHQ Safety Update. Our new Safety … Read more

New workplace manslaughter criminal offences – are you ready?

Posted By and on 22/06/20 at 11:15 AM

Victorian businesses face new workplace manslaughter laws under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) commencing on 1 July 2020. We have been advising businesses and holding training sessions on these news laws to assist companies and their officers to understand and rectify any gaps where there may be potential exposure. Given the hefty … Read more

Technology update – analysing COVIDSafe

Posted By and on 1/05/20 at 2:06 PM

As has been widely publicised, the Federal Government has launched its digital contact tracing app, COVIDSafe. In order to encourage adoption and allay fears on how the data will be characterised and stored, the Minister for Health has made a Determination under the Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cth), which specifically prescribes rules around the collection, storage … Read more


Posted By and on 16/04/20 at 3:37 PM

Last week Parliament passed the Jobkeeper legislation to give effect to the Federal Government’s new Jobkeeper payment scheme to deliver the flat rate wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee to qualifying employers, in addition to making a number of temporary changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) to address the … Read more

COVID-19: Have you reviewed your Business Continuity Planning?

Posted By and on 27/02/20 at 2:15 PM

In the face of the increasing concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19), many travel-exposed businesses (whether concerning customers, suppliers or staff) are urgently reviewing their Business Continuity Planning. We don’t want to be alarmist, but we thought we would provide some basic tips for those of you who do not necessarily think it may affect you – … Read more

Workplace Relations Q2 update: wage theft, non-standard work, travel time, labour hire and a Merry Christmas!

IN THIS UPDATE:  with Woolworths in the spotlight the era of ‘wage theft’ continues, we have the latest non-standard work (labour hire and gig work) developments, we had an important industrial ruling on travel time, there is a labour hire licensing update for Victoria, news on the varied Modern Awards and some new FWC forms … Read more