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KMU-Magazin Nr. 11/12, November/December 2021

On the partial revision of the Insurance Contracts Act

The revised Insurance Contracts Act (ICA) will come into force on 1 January 2022. The provisions of the law affect private insurance such as liability, vehicle, life and supplementary medical insurance. This article provides an overview of the most important provisions of the partial revision.

Luca Eigensatz, Andrea Meule

16.12.2021
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krfacts December Edition 2021

Important legal changes as of 01 January/01 July 2022

Amendments to various federal decrees will come into force on 01 January and 01 July 2022. We have selected and briefly summarised the most important changes for you.

Luca Eigensatz, Andrea Meule

10.12.2021
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KMU-Magazin Nr. 10, Oktober 2021

Treatment of pension assets under divorce law

Divorce is not only a major life event, but can also lead to complex legal issues. For example, what happens to the assets saved during the marriage and what effect does the divorce have on retirement provisions? This article provides information on the possible consequences and stumbling blocks.

Luca Eigensatz, Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann

10.11.2021
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krfacts November Edition 2021

Leave of absence in Labour Law

Changes in personnel occur in different ways, but are generally aimed at terminating the employment relationship. The release of the employee is particularly important in the case of termination of the contract by mutual agreement. In the case of dismissals, it is often the case that the employee does not wish to remain in the company.

Raffael Steger, Luca Eigensatz

05.11.2021
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KMU-Magazin Nr. 09, September 2021

Extended testamentary freedom for testator

At the end of 2020, the Parliament adopted the revised law of succession. The aim of the revision was to do more justice to today's diverse forms of life. The article deals with these newly won freedoms and shows whether there is a need for action for testators who have already disposed of their estate by means of a will or a contract of succession.

Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann, Andrea Meule

22.10.2021
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krfacts October Edition 2021

Supplementary benefits and kinship benefits

In addition to AHV, IV and helplessness allowances, the social foundation of our state also includes supplementary benefits (EL for short). If the pension income and assets are not sufficient to cover the minimum living costs, it is necessary to check whether there is a claim for supplementary benefits.

Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann, Andrea Meule

18.10.2021
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KMU-Magazin Nr. 07/08, July/August 2021

When continuing education costs should be subject to repayment

If employees are unable to apply the skills acquired through continuing education in their day-to-day work, there is a risk that they will quit. In this context, the question arises whether and, if so, which continuing education should be financed and in which cases a possible repayment obligation should be agreed.

Raffael Steger, Luca Eigensatz

24.08.2021
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KMU-Magazin Nr. 06/07, June/July 2021

Legal aspects of digital building and data protection

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a method for digitizing the planning, execution, utilization and deconstruction phases of buildings. The article highlights the legal aspects that must be taken into account when collecting and exchanging the necessary data.

Dr. iur. Davide Pinelli, Mathias Birrer

01.07.2021
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krfacts June Edition 2021

COVID-19 Legal Update: Short-time compensation, Working from Home, Hardship Assistance, Covid Certificates and more

Since September 27, 2020, the Covid-19 law has been in force. A referendum on this law will be held on June 13, 2021. The law provides the basis for the Federal Council to order the "Covid-19 measures" in the ordinances based on it. In this issue of krfacts, selected applicable federal regulations are highlighted. Status: June 10, 2021

Luca Eigensatz, Andrea Meule

11.06.2021
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krfacts June Edition 2021

New obligations for companies to better protect people and the environment

The public initiative "For responsible companies - to protect people and the environment" (so-called corporate responsibility initiative) was rejected on November 29, 2020. Consequently, the indirect counter-proposal of the Federal Assembly will be implemented. In addition to the planned amendments to the Code of Obligations (CO), the preliminary draft of the associated Federal Council Ordinance is now available. Although the referendum period against the planned amendment and also the consultation period for the new Federal Council Ordinance are still running, it is useful to review the possible future obligations and the companies that will be affected perhaps as early as Q1 2022.

Andrea Meule, Dr. iur. Davide Pinelli, Luca Eigensatz

10.06.2021
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