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Lauren Reid

Senior Associate
Fax +61.8.9216.0901

Ms Reid is a Senior Associate in the Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety team in Perth. She has over 7 years' experience practicing in employment and safety law.

Over the last 10 years Ms Reid has worked in the employment and workplace relations fields in both Australia and the United States providing legal and strategic advice in relation to workplace contracts and agreements, disputes, training and investigations.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Reid gained the following experience:

  • Senior Equity Investigator at the Los Angeles Superior Courts undertaking workplace investigations in cases of alleged race, sex and disability discrimination and providing recommendations to the Court regarding these.
  • In-house employment relations and human resources roles at the Water Corporation and the Los Angeles Superior Court.
  • Attorney at a multinational law firm in the Employment Law, Construction and Environmental law teams.
  • Assisting a Deputy President at the Australian Industrial Relations Commission in conciliations and unfair dismissal hearings.

  • Drafting and negotiating employment contracts, policies, enterprise bargaining agreements and other commercial agreements.
  • Defending clients in various unfair dismissal and general protections disputes from conciliation stage through to arbitrated hearings at Fair Work Australia and in the Federal Court Circuit.
  • Providing advice and assistance in relation to legal and operational responses to industrial action.
  • Advising on the application of industrial awards and enterprise agreements.
  • Undertaking workplace investigations on behalf of clients Western Australia and the Superior Court of Los Angeles.
  • Advising on the management of work, health and safety matters including occupational safety and health prosecutions and pleas.
  • Preparing and developing a training package for registered mine managers based on their obligations under the Mines Safety and Inspection legislation in Western Australia.
  • Advising on the termination of employment in various contexts.