Debt collection request remains visible even after unsuccessful legal proceedings

With this decision, the Federal Supreme Court clarified the question whether an unsuccessful proceeding for setting aside the objection also justifies the non-disclosure of debt collection to third parties based on Art. 8 para. 3 lit. d of the Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Act. The Federal Supreme Court denies this. Even after an unsuccessful application for the objection to be set aside, the debt enforcement request would still be disclosed to third parties. If the (alleged) debtor nevertheless wishes to prevent disclosure of the debt collection to third parties, he can and must take action himself and bring an action against the (alleged) creditor for cancellation of the debt collection request or demonstration of non-existence of the claim.

Press release of the Federal Council of 26.02.2020 regarding the revision of the Code of Civil Procedure – Release of Dispatch

At its meeting on Wednesday, 26 February 2020, the Federal Council took note of the results of the consultation on the revision of the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) and released the dispatch for the parliament. This was triggered by a motion submitted in November 2014, which demanded that the existing CCP be first examined for its suitability in practice and that the Federal Council then use the results to develop a draft with necessary adjustments. Purpose of this procedure was to adapt the CCP in a single draft and thus prevent it from being split into individual revision packages.

Home office – The most important questions and answers about working at home

Mobile forms of work are trendy. Both employees and employers benefit from the additional flexibility in work performance. Start-ups and large companies have recognized that the possibility of performing part of the work outside the company increases their attractiveness as an employer. Mobile working means mutual trust. The foundations for this should be laid down in an agreement. Read more about this in the current article from our employment law experts.

Brexit – The United Kingdom is leaving the EU

Today, the United Kingdom is leaving the EU after a long period of negotiations on its conditions. So, what is changing today? Our employment law experts will answer the most urgent questions from a Swiss perspective.

Duty to report open positions – Implementation in the Canton of Zug and first experiences

On 1 July 2018, the duty for employers to report their open positions came into force. The obligation to report open positions implements the mass immigration initiative adopted by the Swiss electorate four years ago. The obligation to report open positions essentially obliges employers, firstly, to report vacancies to the competent regional job centre (RAV) if unemployment in the relevant occupation exceeds a threshold value.

Successful Conclusion of Complex Branch Closing

Reichlin Hess AG has successfully completed the closing of a Swiss branch with more than 80 employees of a leading international mobility service provider. In this project, numerous complex labour law issues had to be dealt with and several labour law litigation needed to be conducted.