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Kat­ri­na Seck

Senior Associate
Employ­ment, Work­place Health and Safety

I am a lawyer spe­cial­is­ing in employ­ment and work­place rela­tions. I have prac­ticed in both large and bou­tique firms, work­ing with clients from a range of back­grounds includ­ing employ­er asso­ci­a­tions, multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions and SME busi­ness­es. I advise on all stages of the employ­ment life-cycle, and have expe­ri­ence in draft­ing employ­ment con­tracts and poli­cies, per­for­mance man­age­ment and the man­age­ment of dis­ci­pli­nary action, advice on the inter­pre­ta­tion of indus­tri­al instru­ments such as mod­ern awards and enter­prise agree­ments, work health and safe­ty and advis­ing on ter­mi­na­tion of employ­ment includ­ing employ­ee enti­tle­ments and restraints. I have also been involved in run­ning major lit­i­ga­tion in the Fair Work Commission.

I pride myself on pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal advice to clients and work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with them to resolve work­place issues as and when they arise. 

For part of my career I worked as a Senior Writer for a glob­al legal pub­lish­er in the area of employ­ment and indus­tri­al rela­tions law. I reg­u­lar­ly pub­lish arti­cles, and have pre­sent­ed sem­i­nars, on devel­op­ments in the employ­ment and indus­tri­al law landscape.

Expe­ri­ence

  • Draft­ing and inter­pret­ing employ­ment doc­u­men­ta­tion such as con­tracts of employ­ment, contractor’s agree­ments, work­place poli­cies and indus­tri­al instruments.
  • Advis­ing clients on the man­age­ment of sick and injured work­ers, includ­ing pro­vid­ing advice on com­pli­ance with work­ers com­pen­sa­tion and anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion legislation.
  • Advis­ing and act­ing on behalf of clients in rela­tion to equal oppor­tu­ni­ty and dis­crim­i­na­tion claims.
  • Pro­vid­ing strate­gic advice in rela­tion to right of entry issues.
  • Work­ing with clients to respond to inves­ti­ga­tions by exter­nal regulators.
  • Act­ing on behalf of clients in the Fair Work Commission’s review of penal­ty rates as part of its four year­ly review of mod­ern awards.

Expertise

  • Employment law
  • Workplace relations law
  • Work Health and Safe­ty

Roles, memberships and education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Media (Macquarie University)
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW

Publications

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