Swiss Employment Law – Selected Hot Topics I (English)

The Swiss way of handling HR issues may differ substantially from what is known and acceptable in a common law environment. Let's delve deeper!

  • Termine

    18. April 2024

    24. Oktober 2024

  • Dauer

    1 Day

  • Zeit

    08.45 – 16.45 Uhr

  • Zulassung

    At least three years of specialist, management or project experience.

  • Ort

    Swiss HR Academy

    c/o HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich

    Lagerstrasse 5
    8004 Zürich


  • Abschluss

    Swiss HR Academy Certificate «Swiss Employment Law – Selected Hot Topics I»

  • Kosten

    CHF 990.00 incl. coffee breaks
    CHF 890.00 for HR Today Members, ZGP, kfmv, FH-Schweiz and alumni HWZ members

Success factor

This practice-oriented one-day workshop in Swiss Employment Law is designed for non-Swiss HR professionals. It is conducted in English and will provide the participants with the most relevant information on some hot topics of Swiss Employment Law, its particularities, the deviations from the law in other jurisdictions, court cases and pitfalls for HR professionals. Coming from other jurisdictions, international HR professionals are often not familiar with the particularities of the Swiss Employment Law system, and soon notice that Swiss law differs significantly from the law in other jurisdictions. Working in HR in a Swiss company it is paramount to know the law and the practice of the labour courts.

Key contents

This practice-oriented workshop will focus on these topics:

  • Data protection at the workplace (incl. the revised data protection law)
  • Work permits
  • International secondments
  • Non-compete/non-solicitation clauses
  • How to draft work certificates
  • Special rights and obligations of the management

Your benefit

In this seminar, you acquire the basics of Swiss employment law jurisdiction:

  • The objective of this interactive training is to enhance sensitivity of international HR Professionals and Line Managers 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.


  • Foreign HR professionals and members of the management who deal with Swiss Employment law issues.
  • Maximum number of participants: 12


Portrait von Roy Levy

Roy Levy


Roy Levy is a certified employment law specialist with 20 years experience in employment law. He was nominated by Who’s Who Legal as one of the leading employment lawyers in Switzerland. He is a partner at the law firm Probst Partner AG and a frequent lecturer.