How Foreigners May Be Affected by the Upcoming Vote on the Initiative “For Moderate Immigration (Limitation Initiative)”

Whether you are reading up on this topic as a business owner, a foreign resident of Switzerland, or simply out of a personal interest, read on to learn the basics of what this initiative is about and what its legal effects would be if passed on 27 September 2020.

In order to facilitate a basic understanding of the initiative “for moderate immigration (limitation initiative)”, we have compiled …

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COVID-19: First Relaxations, Then an Increase in the Number of Infections – a Challenge for Employers

Due to the declining number of new infections, the Federal Council has largely relaxed its measures. On 22 June 2020, the Federal Council repealed the COVID-19 Ordinance 2 which contained, among other things, obligations of employers with regards to the coronavirus.

In the meantime, most businesses have resumed their operations and employees have largely returned to their workplaces. However, …

COVID-19: What Employers Need to Consider When Employees Return to the Workplace – Protective Measures, Continued Salary Payments, Dismissals

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate our everyday lives. The Federal Council is now gradually beginning to ease measures and lift bans. Since 27 April 2020, certain industries are allowed to reopen their businesses. From 11 May 2020, shops, restaurants, markets, museums and libraries may also reopen under strict compliance with distance and hygiene measures. This raises a number of ques…

Coronavirus – What Employers need to Know if Employees Want to/Have to Stay Away from the Workplace

The novel coronavirus, which has been declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the WHO, continues to spread. Besides China, coronavirus cases have been confirmed in more than 30 countries. The virus has now also arrived in Switzerland and as a result, employers need to be aware of the employment legal issues involved. In particular, employers need to know what to do if emp…


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