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The managers and HR professionals will have the opportunity to discuss topics like the payment of the salary in case of sickness or accident, data protection and transfer of information abroad, the employee’s and employer’s obligations, wrongful termination, how to obtain a work permit. We offer a practical approach to enable participants to gain specific and up to date knowledge of employment law, international social security and business immigration. Case studies will be discussed, as well as recent case law rendered by Swiss courts. This course is open to all interested persons and prior legal knowlege is not required. It consists of five different modules, which may be attended as a whole, or individually.


  • To present the basis of employment, immigration and international social security law
  • To allow each participant to acquire the knowledge needed to properly understand the rules and regulations and foresee problems that are applicable within these three subject matters, which are essential in the daily management of a company

Target audience

This course is specially intended to SME leaders, their co-workers active in HR, payroll, international assignments, etc. who need to acquire the essential notions of employment, immigration and international social security law.


  • An overview of Swiss employment law and examples of real-life application
  • An overview of the current immigration law rules and procedures
  • A presentation of the rules and specificities regarding international social security together with an update on new EU regulations

Module 1 : Employment law, part 1 (legal and framework and fundamentals)

Module 2 : Employment law, part 2 (obligations arising from the employment contract)

Module 3 : Employment law, part 3 (termination and transfer)

Module 4 : International Social Security

Module 5 : Business Immigration

Methodology and documentation

The course is presented with practical examples and case studies, on the basis of a documentation provided to the participants in electronic format.

Dates and times

Fridays October 6th, 13th, 20th, November 3rd and 10th 2023

08.30 AM - 12.00 PM


Per module

FER Geneva member CHF 290.-
Non member CHF 400.-

Module 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as a whole

FER Geneva member CHF 1'350.-
Non member CHF 1'900.-


  • A range of study materials are provided with every course
  • A certificate of participation will be issued to participants

Practical Information

T 058 715 33 15



Début: 6 octobre 2023
Fin: 10 novembre 2023

Centre de formation FER Genève

Quai du Seujet 12
1201 Genève


Émilie Conti Morel

Attorney-at-law, Swiss Bar Association Specialist in Civil Liability and Insurance Law and partner
Waeber Avocats
Émilie Conti Morel

Olivier Dunant

Attorney-at-law specialized in employment law and business immigration, L.L.M. and partner
Eversheds Sutherland
Olivier Dunant

Carol Tissot

Attorney-at-law, Senior Associate, specialized in employment law, President at the Geneva Labor Court
Eversheds Sutherland
Carol Tissot

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