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IT ICT Datenschutz

KMU-Magazin No. 04/05, April/May 2022

Data processing agreements and Data protection

Due to the increasing flood of data, companies are increasingly employing external service providers for data processing. This article looks at whether and how specific agreements have to be made which concern data security and data protection.

24.05.2022
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krfacts March Edition 2022

New Stock Corporation Law - More Flexibility for Companies

The revised provisions of the Stock Corporation Act, which are to come into force on January 01, 2023, bring, among other things, more flexible capital regulations, modernize the General Meeting of Shareholders and strengthen shareholder rights. Below you will find a selection of practice-relevant innovations and information requiring review and action by companies.

23.03.2022
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KMU-Magazin No. 01/02 January/February 2022

Social Media: When employment law strikes

Every day, social network users generate immense amounts of data and read or disseminate information. This happens in both the private and professional spheres. It is therefore not surprising that this use also gives rise to intersections with employment law. A few of these are highlighted below.

21.02.2022
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KMU rVVG

KMU-Magazin No. 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.

16.12.2021
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krfacts Grün

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.

10.12.2021
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KMU-Magazin No. 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.

22.10.2021
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Familie Erbe

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.

18.10.2021
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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

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.

10.06.2021
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KMU-Magazin Nr. 04/05, April/May 2021

What the new data protection law means for SMEs

Even though many of the provisions of the new Federal Data Protection Act (FADPA) are not new, they have taken on a new significance, not least because of the expanded enforcement mechanisms. This article shows where Swiss SMEs need to take action.

10.06.2021
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