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 an 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.
The case studies allow lots of time for exchange and discussion.
International Human Resource Professionals and Line Managers based in Switzerland.
• 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, data protection issues, termination and anti-discrimination
• Introduction to the statute of working permits for non Swiss residents

Interactive presentations, case studies.
The training will be held in English. A sound working knowledge of English is required.
Bettina Egli
Attorney at Law, b.e. Legal and Tax Recruitment
Monika Naef
Attorney at Law, Partner at Dufour Advokatur und Notariat in Basel
ZGP training facilities, Löwenstrasse 20, 8001 Zurich
Fee (incl. coffee breaks)
CHF 680.– for registered ZGP and IHCR-Members
CHF 770.– for Non-Members
Documentation: Distributed during the training
Registration terms and conditions
Maximum number of participants per training is 12. Registrations
will be considered in the order they come in and are binding. Rights to change the content and price of the training are reserved.
Cancellations are free of charge until 4 weeks before the training. 50% of the fee is charged in case of cancellation between 4 and 2 weeks prior to the training. Fees are not refunded in cases of cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to the training. Substitutes are welcome with no further charges.
Changes of the booking are free of charge until 4 weeks before the training. Changes between 4 and 2 weeks prior to the trainigs will be subject to a charge of CHF 50. Any further changes will be charged with an additional fee of CHF 100. Fees will not be refunded in cases of changes up to 2 weeks prior to the training.


Date: 29/09/2014
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Contact Fee
Esther Martin
IHRC Member: CHF 680.00
For Non Member: CHF 770.00
Please see Becoming a member
Register Location
Bookings no longer allowed on this date.
ZGP Training Facilities, Löwenstrasse 20, Zurich