Employment Lawyers for Australian Executives

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Call 1300 789 302 to speak
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+61 3 9653 9123

18th May 2022

Call 1300 789 302

18th May 2022


Call 1300 789 302
to speak to an employment lawyer

International calls
+61 3 9653 9123

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Executive Rights Employment Lawyers was established in 2001 by Bruce Planck, solicitor, to meet the particular needs of Australian executives with respect to their employment law issues. This includes those executives in the expatriate community. Since that time, a large number of executives in Australia and in international locations have benefited from the experience and dedication of the Executive Rights legal team. The firm acts for executives across all industry sectors.

Prior to establishing Executive Rights Employment Lawyers, Bruce Planck had practised as a solicitor in Melbourne, mainly in the area of contractual and commercial disputes. Since 1997, he has practised almost exclusively in the field of employment law, acting principally for executives at middle and senior management level.


Practising exclusively in employment law

Bruce Planck, Principal

Executive Rights Employment Lawyers practises exclusively in the area of employment law for executives.

The Executive Rights Employment Lawyers team has had extensive experience and consistently achieved successful outcomes for our clients in a wide range of employment law matters.

Outstanding track record

Executive Rights Employment Lawyers adopts a conscientious approach to the proper evaluation of our clients’ causes of action and has a track record of obtaining excellent results for our clients.

We aim to keep our clients out of court and to settle matters in a manner which will be more cost-effective, less stressful and less subject to delays.

The focus of our practice is on achieving maximum results while preserving our clients’ resumes and careers.

Employment contracts

Executive Rights Employment Lawyers has had considerable experience in assisting our clients in the negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and expatriate agreements. We have helped a large number of executives to ensure their rights are protected with respect to confidentiality clauses, bonus plans and restraint of trade covenants.

The trend in modern employment law is to re-emphasise the contract as being the source of rights for the executive. The need for an executive to receive legal advice on contractual issues has therefore never been greater. It is this need that Executive Rights Employment Lawyers seeks to meet.


Executive Rights Employment Lawyers has acted for many Australian expatriates in diverse international locations, all of whom have received prompt advice from an experienced team with respect to the employment law issues they have faced.


The benefits we offer are that we have experience, expertise and commitment in the provision of legal services to Australian executives in the field of employment law and our client-centered approach to legal practice. We are committed to the provision of cost-effective legal services. We will not recommend the commencement of legal proceedings unless it is in the clear interests of the client to do so.

Client confidentiality of paramount importance

The Executive Rights Employment Lawyers team adopts a conscientious approach to the handling of client matters and scrupulous attention to client confidentiality. For further information in this regard, please refer to our Privacy Policy.



“Just wanted to let you know that I carefully followed your advice and stuck to your script and I have received a termination payment of $730,000 from (the Company) and have retained access to around 80,000 options that will become exercisable in about 3 months time. The CEO will give me a good, true and honest reference. Thank you for your advice.”

“I deeply and sincerely want to thank you for all your advice, support and understanding during this difficult time for me and my family and the great outcome you ensured I got from this awful employer for terminating my contract without cause. Your navigation was great, I enjoyed dealing with you.”  

“I just wanted to again thank you for your assistance in this matter. Your advice has been extremely valuable and always timely.”

“I want to sincerely thank you very much for taking up my case and winning it for me. Yes, I certainly feel vindicated now and am closer to regaining my sense of self-worth and dignity.”

“I have agreed, finalised and signed the contract today. I took your key points and had them make the necessary changes in the contract which were acceptable to me, such as the removal of the non-compete restriction clause.

“Just wanted to let you know the Board have agreed to all my terms (including payment of your bill!). We shall be getting everything that I asked for..”

“It gave me a good deal of satisfaction to know that (the Company) did not have the pleasure of terminating me and that Head Office will be solely responsible for providing a positive reference. Thank you so much for your help and advice. I do not think that I would have lasted this long or come out of it so well.”

“Thanks again for your time and effort as it’s led me to a great outcome.”

“Thanks for your diligent evaluation of my offer letter, and the valuable information you provided to me.”

“Thank you for your support over the past few weeks. Without your advice, who knows what could have happened…. Thankyou again for your assistance during a difficult phase in my life.”

“You did a fantastic job to get the best outcome for me. I really learnt a lot from dealing with you.”

”Thank you again for your legal advice which enabled me to make clearer decisions and receive an amicable outcome.”

“I will take this opportunity to thank you for your advice and attention to this matter. I am extremely happy that I found you to assist in my representation.”

“Good lessons learnt from this experience and will certainly seek your advice in the next contract signing.”

“Thank you for your help, and I am highly recommending your services to my colleagues and friends.”


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