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Nick Ruskin

Advised a global services firm in relation to its purchase of a business against the background of an industrially active workplace, complex workplace arrangements and significant safety issues.
Acting for Government Departments in litigation arising from the mandatory vaccination requirements imposed on State Government employees.
Advising an Australian not-for-profit in regards to legal and strategic advice to the rectification of underpayments dealings with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Advising various hospitals on employment, discrimination and contact matters.
Advising a leading global consulting firm on various employment matters including conducting workplace investigations.
Engaged by the International Labour Organisation in Geneva to co- draft the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/ AIDS and the World of Work.
Acting for the Federal Government in a number of cases including Amcor Limited v Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union [2005] HCA 10.
Appearing for leading law firms in the Fair Work Commission about the scope of industrial regulation.
Representing a high profile public figure in a much publicised sexual harassment claim.
Appearing for medical research institutes in the Fair Work Commission in successfully opposing the award coverage of institutes under higher education awards.
Acting for Immutable, an NFT trading platform and game development studio, regarding post-employment restraints, claims arising from restructuring and redundancy and review of template employment agreements.
Advising various clients in respect to employment and industrial relations laws responding to the dynamic working conditions enforced by our governments and regulators, as they responded to COVID-19.
Acting for leading Australian law firms who sought to alter the Legal Services Award 2020, due to COVID-19.
Advising various clients to achieve and maintain award compliance involving working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to report underpayments and rectify issues for clients.
Supporting clients to respond to bullying complaints, in challenging environments, managing multiple internal and external stakeholders.
Supporting Victorian Government entities to manage their workforces, including dismissal disputes under public service statutory schemes, discrimination claims at federal and state levels, general protections claims and investigations into misconduct.
Advising Victoria University on issues relating to transformative changes, successfully advocating in arbitration before the Fair Work Commission.
Acting for call centers in industrial and employment disputes.
Representing a leading retailer in a contentious employment dispute.
Representing vehicle parts manufacturers during industrial dispute.
Representing mining and energy companies in general protections proceedings.
Representing Universities in test cases before industrial and anti discrimination tribunals.
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