valfor's employment law team is known for its dynamic, competent and pragmatic, efficient approach to client advice and litigation. We advise the entire spectrum of businesses, from corporations and large companies to mid-sized to small companies (SME sector), as well as academic institutions, public law organizations, healthcare organizations, non-profit organizations and management executives. Our employment law team works very closely with specialists from our other teams, namely corporate law, tax law, data protection law and intellectual property law. Our understanding of the various social security systems and our extensive international network allow us to handle cross-border cases efficiently and soundly. Our professional relationship with labor and migration authorities also helps us to provide our clients with efficient and effective advice and to develop tailor-made solutions

Core Expertise

  • Preparation and implementation of employment contract documents (employment contracts, terms and conditions of employment, personnel regulations, directives and internal regulations, company collective employment contracts, etc.)
  • Development of remuneration systems (salary and bonus models) and employee participation plans
  • Support with the termination of employment relationships (dismissals, work releases, termination agreements, non-competition clauses)
  • Planning and implementation as well as support with restructuring/reorganization processes and mass redundancies, consultations
  • Supporting our clients with cross-border employment and employee assignments in Switzerland
  • Obtaining work and residence permits for foreign employees
  • Support with collective labor agreement claims / negotiations with social partners
  • Support with staff leasing and obtaining permits and drawing up the contractual basis (assignment contracts/staff leasing contracts)
  • Representation of employers and employees in court proceedings and before arbitration tribunals
  • Advising and supporting companies in the transfer of business units including employees
  • Representing clients in cases of discrimination (bullying, sexual harassment, etc.) and whistleblowing, training of employers and employees
  • Advice on all aspects of social security law
  • Advising clients on all employee benefits and pension fund issues
  • Planning and conducting of internal investigations

Main contacts

Geneva Stephanie Fuld Attorney at law, FSA-specialised in employment law
Bern Rolf Hartmann lic.iur., Attorney-at-Law, M.B.A.

Team leaders

Zurich Cyrill Süess Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur. HSG, LL.M. Queen Mary University of London

To the team Employment, Social Security, Pension and Immigration

We are now valfor

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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