Workplace Relations & Safety

Our workplace relations & safety group has full service industrial relations, employment and occupational health & safety expertise. This expertise comes from the team’s longstanding experience in a variety of top tier and in-house corporate roles. The team’s key strengths are:

  • strategic IR, enterprise bargaining and industrial litigation (including good faith bargaining, protected action and pickets)
  • corporate performance, change management and productivity
  • executive remuneration, contracts and policy
  • OHS and major incidents
  • unfair dismissal, EEO and adverse action, and
  • workplace surveillance and privacy.

“The KHQ employment practitioners are key partners in our business and their advice is always a critical factor when making important or difficult employment decisions. They are practical and creative thinkers who effectively balance legal and commercial considerations”
– Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020

Our industry experience covers a diverse field including construction, resources, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, maintenance engineering, banking and financial services, health, education, telecommunications, transport, logistics, primary industry and food processing, IT, media, property services and real estate, professional services, and retail.

We add value through insight, advice and practical steps.

Invite us out (on our time) for a site tour, a team meeting or a general get together. Our clients often tell us what a genuinely different experience it is to work with us!

 

Recognition

KHQ’s Workplace Relations & Safety team has received the following recognised:

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Leading Firm – Employment (2017-2020).
  • Doyles Guide – recommended in the Leading Employment Law Firms (Employer Representation) category for Victoria (2018-2020)
  • Doyles Guide – recommended in the Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Firms for Victoria (2020).

Director, Chris Gianatti, has received multiple accolades, including:

  • Doyles Guide – recommended in the Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) category for Victoria – 2018-2020.
  • Chambers & Partners – Asia Pacific Guide 2019 & 2020 – Employment Law.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific:  Leading Individual – Employment (Australia) – 2015-2020.
  • The Best Lawyers™ in Australia for Labour & Employment Law – 2018-2020.
  • Lexology Client Choice: Winner – Employment & Benefits (Australia) – 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Related News & Insights

When a casual is still not a casual


Posted By on 21/05/20 at 2:06 PM

Perhaps unsurprisingly to some, yesterday’s Full Federal Court decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 (Rossato) has delivered the same outcome as the landmark decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 (Skene). See here to read our previous Skene update. Rather than appealing the Full Court’s decision in Skene … Read more