Remi Kelly

Lawyer

Practices

Remi is an experienced employment lawyer whose practise focuses on employment, industrial relations, discrimination, health and safety, and migration law.  Her clients include large and medium corporations, government authorities, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.

With her diverse employment and industrial relations experience, including stints as a union official and a public servant, Remi delivers effective workplace solutions to complex workplace issues and develops rapport with a wide range of stakeholders.

Remi has acted on behalf of companies in the construction and manufacturing industries, not-for-profit organisations in the aged care, disability services, childcare and housing sectors, local and state government authorities and individuals in the hospitality and retail sectors.

Passionate about pro bono work, Remi has volunteered with not-for-profit organisations working in the education, environment and poverty alleviation sectors.  Remi sits on the firm’s Reconciliation Action Plan Committee and mentors students through the firm’s Australian Business and Community Network programme.

Remi is a past Committee member of the Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia (IRSWA) and past Board member of Teach Learn Grow, a not-for-profit organisation that provides free tutoring and mentoring programmes to children in rural and remote communities across Australia.

Remi is a member of IRSWA and the Law Society of Western Australia.

Experience

  • Advising employers on legislative compliance including reviewing and updating employment contracts, conducting modern award audits and providing advice on entitlements.
  • Assisting employers with workplace investigations, performance management processes and termination of employment issues.
  • Providing strategic advice to a construction client in relation to alleged occupational health and safety breaches.
  • Advising and representing clients in proceedings in the Fair Work Commission and Federal and State Courts in litigious claims including unfair dismissal, general protections, discrimination and breach of contract.
  • Providing strategic advice to employers across various industries in relation to bargaining and agreement making.

Professional Membership

  • IRSWA
  • Law Society of Western Australia.

Latest thinking

Employment & Workplace Relations | 2 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Fair Work Commission to create new entitlements in modern awards

Following recent changes to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010, Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 and the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 to introduce greater flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Work Commission has now announced a proposal to vary a further 103 modern awards. Our Employment team brings you this roundup of the proposed changes.