01 November 2017

#metoo: sexual harassment in the workplace

Employers in conflict between the duty to protect and the presumption of innocence

At present, the topic is all over social media as part of the #metoo campaign. Employers confronted with such a harassment complaint generally have various disciplinary measures open to them. At the same time, however, they have a duty of care towards both the victim and the accused person.

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08 May 2017

Work permit for business trips to Switzerland?

The question of whether a Schengen visa is sufficient for third-country nationals in Switzerland for a brief business stay or whether a special permit ("Permit") is required is raised repeatedly. In case of doubt, it is advisable to apply for a Permit.

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15 July 2016

Amendments to the Legislation on Foreign Nationals

In light of the Mass Immigration Initiative

Among politicians, from left to right, desperation and fatigue are spreading: the implementation of the mass immigration initiative in the Swiss Foreign Nationals Act (FNA) is simply just not going well. The other innovations, which are dealt with in the revision of the legislation on foreign nationals, such as the rules on unemployment of foreigners and social security law as well as the proposed law giving recognized refugees the right to work in Switzerland, are forgotten.

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