Legal

The Swiss trusts controversy

Use of trusts is widespread in English-speaking countries. Foreign trusts are both in demand and in use in Switzerland as well. On 13 March 2019, the National Council debated whether trusts should be included in the Swiss legal framework.
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How to incentivize staff without stretching salary budgets

Attracting and retaining talent is a key success factor for companies today. It’s also a major cost factor - so it pays to invest strategically in incentivization. In a world of transformation, HR leaders also need to ensure that they’re ploughing resources into the right skills and technology.
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Swiss immigration – beware of new language requirements!

Effective 1 January 2019 the revised Swiss Federal Act on Foreign Nationals and Integration (FNIA) was enacted. One of the most remarkable changes is the new language requirement for work and residence permits.
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Brexit and Switzerland: 10 employment & immigration considerations

As the UK’s EU departure deadline draws closer, there are still many open questions. Switzerland and the UK provide for more certainty in a bilateral citizens’ rights agreement, however. We explore 10 aspects of employment and immigration in a post-Brexit environment.
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What you can learn from tech giant’s data protection mistakes

The French data protection authority imposed a fine of 50 million euros against Google for violating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) principles. What does this decision mean for your business, for your website and for your processes?
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Lessons learned in new Swiss job registration requirement

The new Swiss job registration requirement entered into force on 1 July 2018. Since then, job postings at local unemployment offices have nearly tripled. What are the lessons learned so far as businesses, HR and the competent administrations grapple with this additional burden?
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