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Labour law session 1 – 2018

  • Switzerland



    Starting 27 February 2018, Olivier Dunant and Paul Michel alongside with other social security professionals will have the occasion to present the basis of employment, immigration and international social security law at the Fédération des Entreprises Romandes (FER) in Geneva.

    The course session offers a practical approach to enable participants to gain specific and up-to-date knowledge of employment law, international social security and business immigration. Case studies will be discussed, as well as recent case law rendered by Swiss courts. This course is open to all interested persons and prior legal knowledge is not required.

    The class is organized in five modules, starting at 8.30 a.m. and finishing at 12.00. The five modules can be attended as a whole or separately.


    Module 1 : Employment law, part.1 (Tuesday, February 27th)

    • Sources of Swiss law
    • Types of employment contracts
    • Individual employment contract
    • Collective labour agreements
    • Federal labour law
    • Data protection

    Module 2 : Employment law, part.2 (Tuesday, March 6th)

    • Employee obligations
    • Employer obligations
    • Salary payment in case of incapacity to work
    • Maternity insurance
    • Employee personality protection
    • Vacation

    Module 3 : Employment Law, part.3 (Tuesday, March 13th)

    • Employment agreement termination
    • Immediate termination for good cause
    • Mass dismissals
    • Transfer of the employment relationship
    • Work certificate
    • Prohibition of competition

    Module 4 : International Social Security (Tuesday, March 20th)

    • Problematic of international moves
    • EU regulations
    • Treaty countries
    • Non treaty countries
    • Voluntary insurance in Switzerland

    Module 5 : Immigration (Tuesday, March 27th)

    • Visa requirements and Schengen visa
    • When is a permit required ?
    • Type of work permits and applicable quotas
    • Admission criteria for EU and non-EU nationals
    • Posted workers
    • Procedure of online announcement up to 90 days
    • Family regrouping


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