Brexit: consequences for the Swiss and UK social security coordination

The UK leaves the EU with a withdrawal agreement which foresees a transitional period during which regulations on the coordination of social security remain applicable with Switzerland.

Immigration Alert: Amendment to the assignment allowance regulations in the case of long-term assignments to Switzerland

According to Swiss immigration law, employers are required to reimburse all travel, housing and meal expenses that employees incur in connection with their assignment to Switzerland. The Swiss government will now limit this obligation to one year as of 1 April 2020.

Brexit: January 2020 update on the impact of immigration from a Swiss perspective

As a result of the referendum held on 23 June 2016 and after a long period of uncertainty, the UK and EU parliaments approved the withdrawal agreement bill on 23 January 2020. The UK will exit the EU on 31 January 2020. The transition period will last until 31 December 2020.

The BVG/LPP reform goes into consultation

This article explains the BVG reform, which was sent for consultation on 13 December 2019, its main points and the points that could give rise to controversy.

Brexit: Update on the impact of immigration from a Swiss perspective

As a result of the referendum held on 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union. After a long period of uncertainty, the elections of the British House of Commons on 12 December 2019 seem to have cleared the way for a (hard) Brexit on 31 January 2020.

Signature of a Bilateral Agreement between Switzerland and the UK

To ensure the existing mutual rights and obligations of its citizens continue to apply after Brexit, Switzerland and the UK signed a Bilateral Agreement on 25 February 2019 guaranteeing the acquired rights of their citizens currently living abroad in the UK and Switzerland, respectively. This Agreement also governs the rules for UK citizens intending to move to Switzerland and Swiss citizens intending to move to the UK after 30 March 2019, regardless of the Brexit terms ('Deal' or 'No deal' scenario).

Brexit: The impact on immigration from a Swiss perspective

The UK is an important partner for Switzerland in many areas, including migration. Switzerland wishes to ensure that the existing mutual rights and obligations in its relationship with the UK will continue to apply as far as possible after the UK leaves the EU.

Switzerland: Update on the new integration requirements applicable to foreign nationals as of 1 January 2019

Similar to other European countries, Switzerland has amended its immigration law to stipulate legally binding integration requirements for foreign nationals and to facilitate access to the Swiss labour market for recognised refugees and provisionally admitted persons.

Does gender pay legislation actually reduce wage differences between women and men?

Several countries have developed or introduced gender pay legislations. This leads to the question whether this increase will reduced gender related pay differences. Is there any evidence of the impact?