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 DEI 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 energy and resources, retail, engineering, utilities, education, life sciences 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. He also provides advice and assistance in work, health and safety investigations and regulatory matters.
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.