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
  • Workplace surveillance and privacy

Our industry experience covers a diverse field:

  • 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
  • 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!



KHQ’s Workplace Relations & Safety team is ranked by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a leading firm in the Employment category (2017-2019) and is recommended in the Leading Employment Law Firms (Employer Representation) category for Victoria (2018 & 2019) in the well-regarded Doyles Guide.  Director, Chris Gianatti, has received multiple accolades, including:

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