Kim Hodge provides strategic legal advice on industrial relations, employment and human resources matters. His expertise covers employment contracts and disputes; unfair and unlawful terminations; redundancies; complex and sensitive workplace investigations; performance management; restraints of trade; workplace health and safety; general protection claims; enterprise bargaining; and equal opportunity and discrimination matters.

    He advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters and represents clients before the Fair Work Commission, WA Industrial Relations Commission, Equal Opportunity Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, Magistrates Court, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.

    Kim works with clients across a number of different industries, including mining and resources, retail, engineering, utilities, education and not-for-profit. He also has significant experience providing advice to the public and local government sectors.

    Kim also assists human resource teams with their internal professional development training needs, as well as updating and auditing of HR policies and procedures.

    His previous experience includes frontline human resources and employee relations roles for a major Australian resources company, working as a labour market economist and as a workplace and labour relations inspector for a public sector agency. Kim combines this practical understanding of day-to-day workplace matters with his technical legal skills to provide clients with commercially minded advice.

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    • Conducting independent workplace investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, racism, fraud, theft and conflicts of interest for private sector clients in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
    • Advising on contractual disputes and restraints of trade.
    • Advising on unfair dismissal and general protections claims.
    • Advising on human rights and discrimination claims (at both the state and federal levels).
    • Advising on privacy and workplace surveillance matters.
    • Advising on workplace relations matters, including enterprise bargaining.
    • Advising on workers compensation and workplace health and safety matters.
    • Advising on trade union rights of entry into workplaces.
    • Advising and assisting a public utility on its ER/IR matters.
    • Advising a range of SMEs and large mining companies on HR/ER/IR and employment law matters.
    • Advising on disciplinary and fitness for work disputes.
    • Advising on performance management and termination of employees.
    • Preparing and reviewing contracts of employment.

    Education

    • Murdoch University, Bachelor of Laws, 2001
    • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Economics, 1995

    Admissions

    • High Court of Australia, 2019
    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2002

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Industrial Relations Society of WA
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