Adoption Leave

Since 1 January 2023, employees who adopt a child are entitled to a two-week adoption leave.

The Capital Band in Practice

The revision of stock corporation law as of January 1, 2023 is just around the corner. In particular with regard to the capital band, a number of questions arise concerning its application in practice.

Prohibition of Gifts as of 1.1.2023 – A Testator Who Disposes of His/Her Estate by Inheritance Contract May No Longer (Unilaterally) Make Any Gifts.

If spouses conclude an inheritance contract but would still like to be able to make gifts (after the death of the first spouse), this must now be explicitly mentioned in the inheritance contract. Why a inheritance contract? In practice, an inheritance contract is usually created when a testator wishes to benefit his/her husband or wife (“spouse”) as comprehensively as possible....

Paternity leave: what has changed!

Since 1 January 2021, fathers in Switzerland have the right to two weeks of paternity leave. This change gives new fathers a chance to take some valuable time off to settle into their new role and support their families. Paternity leave raises various considerations for employers and employees, the most important of which are discussed below.

Inheritance law: The digital estate

Digital technology has long been a topic of discussion for most people. Accordingly, deceased persons are increasingly leaving an estate in digital form. For surviving relatives, it is almost impossible to track down the data of a deceased person on the internet and gain access to his or her digital estate. For this reason, everyone should take precautions regarding their digital estate during their lifetime. This article provides an overview of the necessary and sensible measures.