Georgina North

Senior Associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Area of expertise

Workplace Relations

Qualifications

Master of Laws, Queensland University of Technology (2003), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Queensland University of Technology (2001), Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Griffith University (2000), Bachelor of International Business, Griffith University (2000)

About Georgina

Georgina has represented clients in employment litigation, including dismissals, discrimination claims and workplace health and safety complaints and incidents and advised clients in respect of issues concerning: terminations, including redundancies and conduct-related terminations; employee entitlements, including remuneration and leave entitlements; workplace health and safety, including employee drug testing, remote workers, and bullying and harassment; superannuation; compliance with Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), National Employment Standards, modern awards and enterprise agreements; and post employment restraints, including non-competition and non-solicitation.

Georgina is experienced in drafting employment-related documents including: codes of conduct; employment terms and conditions; grievance procedures; employment and independent contractor agreements; organisational charts; HR policies; handbooks and regulations; training materials; consents; severance agreements; and releases. Georgina has conducted HR-related due diligence and other transactional activities relating to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including preparing reports and drafting correspondence to workers regarding post-transaction workforce integration.