Tess is a Senior Lecturer with Melbourne Law School. Tess' research spans employment and labour relations law, regulation and governance, contract law and competition and consumer protection laws. Tess has previously been involved in a major research project with the Fair Work Ombudsman, which sought to examine the role and operation of the federal labour inspectorate in Australia. Tess has also undertaken extensive research on the regulatory mechanisms used to enhance employer compliance with minimum employment standards in domestic and international settings. Tess' recent work focuses on enforcement challenges and regulatory innovations in fragmented organisational forms, including supply chains and franchises. Prior to undertaking her PhD, Tess worked as a lawyer and senior associate at law firms in Melbourne, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Her practice was principally in the area of workplace relations. Tess was previously the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law and currently sits on the national committee of the Australian Labour Law Association.
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