Swiss Employment Law – Dos and Don’ts

The importance of being compliant with local laws and regulations is steadily increasing in today’s international working environment. HR Professionals with an international background often struggle with the Swiss way of handling HR issues as the local approach can differ substantially in particular from what is acceptable in a common law environment. Still, being compliant with local law is crucial as most local employment contracts are subject to Swiss Law.

The objective of this interactive training is to enhance sensitivity of international HR Professionals and Line Mangers to the cultural and legal different ways of dealing with Labour Law issues in Switzerland. It is about simplifying and explaining many of the differences to other legal and regulatory frameworks and helping to better manage legal and in particular reputational risks in the future.

• General introduction into the Swiss Legal Framework
• Pointing out the key consequences in respect to the recruitment, selection, retention and termination processes
• Examining the legal and culturally different approaches to interview techniques, CV’s, employment contracts, employers and employees obligations, data protection issues, update on whistleblowing regulations

Interactive presentations, case studies.
The training will be held in English. A sound working knowledge of English is required.

Please contact for further details. Registration

Costs: IHRC members CHF 680.00 / non-members CHF 720.00


Date: 26/10/2018
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Contact Fee
Esther Martin
IHRC Member: Free
For Non Member:
Please see Becoming a member
Register Location
ZGP Training Facilities, Löwenstrasse 20, 8001 Zurich