Modern Slavery Laws and the Workplace

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Event Details

18 March 2019 at 5:45 pm – 18 March 2019 at 7:00 pm
Monash University Law Chambers 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Free to attend


Modern Slavery Laws and the Workplace

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association and the Monash University Faculty of Law invite you to a Seminar discussing Modern Slavery Laws and the Workplace.

Many businesses believe the new Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) has no application if their business has revenue less than $100 million. This presentation explores why all businesses must understand and act on these new measures!

Professor Marilyn Pittard
Monash Law and President of the ALLA

Mr Rob Jackson
Ms Victoria Comino 
Rigby Cooke Lawyers

Please arrive at 5.45pm for a 6pm start.

To secure your place, please email with the subject line: ‘RSVP VIC ALLA Seminar’ by Friday 15 March 2019.

View the event flyer here.


Mr Rob Jackson, a workplace law specialist with 25 years’ experience, is a partner in the Workplace Relations team of Rigby Cooke Lawyers. He is an accredited specialist in workplace relations and commercial litigation and holds a Masters of Law degree in intellectual property from Monash University, and an Honours Law degree from England, where he was first admitted to practice. He has authored the book, Post-Employment Restraint of Trade, published by The Federation Press. His practice spans all aspects of the employment relationship, including workplace safety and acting for employers and executives. A regular presenter on employment law, Rob wrote ‘The Commonwealth Modern Slavery Bill 2018: Reform without sanctions! Can it work?’ published in Employment Law Bulletin (2018) 24(6) ELB.

Ms Victoria Comino is a Senior Associate in the Workplace Relations team at Rigby Cooke with over twenty years’ experience across both legal and commercial practice. Prior to admission to legal practice, Victoria worked in employee relations and human resources in the finance, automotive and local government sectors. Following her admission as a lawyer, Victoria’s experience includes providing advice to employers across a number of sectors including manufacturing, finance, security, pharmaceutical, local government and hospitality. In particular, Victoria has an interest in assisting employers facing litigation. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma of Industrial and Employee Relations and Masters of Employment and Labour Relations Law.

Enquiries: Professor Marilyn Pittard, Vice-President, ALLA
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