Mr Ruskin practises in labour relations and employment law. He represents corporations in a number of industries including energy, retail, services and healthcare, and public sector clients in the health, higher education, government and community sectors.
He has extensive experience in labour disputes, employment claims, anti-discrimination issues, legislative compliance, advocacy before tribunals and providing forthright, practical advice to clients.
He has been engaged from time to time as an external consultant to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, New York and Bangkok & has addressed an ILO forum at the United Nations on Australian labour standards.
He is active in human resources circles through his role as convenor of the employee relations committee of the Australian Human Resources Institute (Victoria) and is a regular speaker and commentator at professional conferences on labour relations law.
He is a member of the Legal Profession Reference Group, an advisory body to the President of the Fair Work Commission, Justice IJK Ross.
Prior to legal practice he worked as labour relations practitioner for several organisations and regularly appeared before industrial tribunals.
Before joining K&L Gates he was a partner & national practice group leader of a leading employment law practice in Australia.