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This son now benefits from the newly introduced paid leave for workers who also care for sick or injured family members or partners.
01. April 2021

The first stage of the federal law on employees who provide care for relatives came into force on 1 January 2021

The new federal law on improving the compatibility of gainful employment and family care will be enacted in two stages.

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The compensation for loss of earnings due to paternity leave amounts to 80 % of the employee’s average income subject to AHV contributions from gainful employment before the child’s birth, up to a limit of CHF 196 per day.
10. March 2021

New paternity-leave rules came into force on 1 January 2021

Working fathers have the right to take two weeks of paternity leave as of 1 January 2021.

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For issues concerning social insurance, members of an association board or an organising committee are jointly and severally liable without limitation with regard to their personal assets.
01. December 2020

Clubs and associations with social security risks

Clubs and associations that pay wages have the same social security obligations as companies. This includes paying old-age survivors insurance (OASI/AHV) contributions and taking out accident insurance for employees.

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The Federal Administrative Court has ruled that a taxi firm based in Zurich must insure all its employees with the SVA because the drivers are classified as gainfully employed.
02. November 2020

Taxi firms must join the SUVA

The Federal Administrative Court deemed it irrelevant that most transport services take place mainly as an intermediary transaction between customers and taxi drivers with their own vehicles.

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On 16 July 2020, the European Court of Justice annulled the EU-US Privacy Shield.
02. October 2020

EU-US Privacy Shield annulled by the European Court of Justice

As a result, the EU can classify Switzerland’s level of data protection as insufficient, which would have an enormous impact on the export of personal data.

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Managers (home office) must update the respective deadlines for the social security obligations for employees who are resident abroad and working from home.
04. August 2020

Continuing to work from home

It is important to consider social security, tax and legal issues if your employees will continue to work from home – especially if they are resident abroad. The current flexibility with regard to social insurance obligations will not last indefinitely.

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On 9 April 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled that sales of emission-reduction certificates should be subject to new tax regulations.
02. June 2020

Climate protection and VAT – new Federal Supreme Court ruling

In 2019, the Federal Supreme Court issued a tax-related ruling with regard to CER and VER emission-reduction certificates.

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Whether electronically, in writing or in person – you must apply to the AHV in order to draw your pension.
04. May 2020

Pension payments from the AHV must be requested in advance

The AHV is an insurance fund and must be notified about the occurrence of “relevant events”. Reaching retirement age is deemed a relevant event.

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If no lasting power of attorney exists, the management of the person’s assets and property, and if applicable, even their company, may be taken over by the Child and Adult Protection Authority (Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzbehörde, or KESB).
01. April 2020

Loss of mental capacity – how to protect yourself against state intervention

A lasting power of attorney is more comprehensive than a “living will” and “end-of-life arrangements”. REFIDAR MOOR STEPHENS has compiled all the relevant points for you in our new “Pension Set”.

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Reduced-hours compensation (KAE) is a component of unemployment insurance (ALV) and is designed to help employees cope with a temporary reduction in their working hours or cessation of their work.
18. March 2020

When is my company entitled to compensation for the coronavirus pandemic?

The Swiss government is providing CHF 10 billion in emergency aid for affected companies, with the goal of rapidly alleviating the economic impact of the pandemic. Who is entitled to receive compensation and what are the next steps?

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