Like many other areas of law, employment law is highly exposed to current world events as well as constantly changing social topics and is developing rapidly. We offer our clients competent, comprehensive advice and support in all day-to-day and new challenges of employment law and provide customized solutions.
The employment relationship gives rise to innumerable rights and obligations for both parties. The foresighted drafting of an employment contract can make a substantial contribution to avoiding future conflicts. We support you in negotiating and drafting contracts, including accompanying documents such as expense regulations, employee handbook or whistleblowing guidelines. In addition, we advise you on all aspects of compensation.
Smooth daily business
We are also familiar with the daily challenges for employers and employees, be it in relation to the pandemic with home office and short-time work, the regulatory requirements of public employment law or the rules of the Gender Equality Act. We analyse and optimise your processes in onboarding as well as in offboarding and thus help you to identify potential conflicts and to avoid or amicably resolve them through a proactive approach.
An employment relationship can be terminated unilaterally by one party or the parties can mutually agree on termination. Both situations involve certain risks and mandatory provisions of the Code of Obligations must be observed. We are happy to support you, drafting and reviewing notices of termination, termination agreements or reference letters and also advising you on communication matters. Unfortunately, court proceedings cannot always be avoided. In this case we represent you with commitment and competence.
Non-competition and non-solicitation undertakings
Post-contractual non-competition and non-solicitation clauses in employment contracts regularly provide a target for conflicts and even lengthy court proceedings. The courts have a wide scope of discretion in its assessment. Therefore, there are various court decisions that must be taken into account. We provide you with advice and support, are always up to date and represent you in court.
Restructuring and optimization
Many processes in business life directly affect the employees of companies: Legal entities are sold or merged and there are corresponding employee transfers or mass redundancies. New customer relationships are to be established or processes optimized, which can be achieved with personnel leasing or outsourcing, for example. Perhaps you want to recruit employees from abroad or establish a new company or branch in Switzerland and hire employees. We support and accompany you in these processes and obtain the necessary permits.