Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this monograph on labour law in Switzerland not only describes and
analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour
relations practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject
that is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions
likely to arise in any pertinent legal setting.
Both individual and collective labour relations are covered in ample detail,
with attention to such underlying and pervasive factors employment contracts,
suspension of the contracts, dismissal laws and covenant of non-competition,
as well as international private law. The author describes all important
details of the law governing hours and wages, benefits, intellectual property
implications, trade union activity, employers’ associations, workers’
participation, collective bargaining, industrial disputes, and much
Building on a clear overview of labour law and labour relations, the book
offers practical guidance on which sound preliminary decisions may be based.
It will find a ready readership among lawyers representing parties with
interests in Switzerland, and academics and researchers will appreciate
its value in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and
Foreword to the Updated Monograph, List of Abbreviations,Introduction
I. The General Background II. Definitions and
Notions III. The History of Labour Law IV. The Role of
Governmental Institutions in the Administration of Labour Law and Industrial
Relations V. The Sources of Labour Law VI. International Private
Labour Law VII. Selected Bibliography
Part I. The Individual Employment Relationship Chapter 1. Definitions and
Concepts Chapter 2. General Rights and Duties Of The Parties Chapter
3. Working Time Chapter 4. Remuneration and Benefits Chapter 5.
Incapacity to Work Chapter 6. Termination of The Contract Chapter 7.
Protection of Special Categories of Workers Chapter 8. Covenants of
Non-Competition Chapter 9. Intellectual Property Chapter 10.
Jurisdiction in Labour Disputes
Part II. Collective Labour Relations Chapter 1. Trade Union Freedom
Chapter 2. The Trade Unions and Employers' Associations Chapter 3.
Collective Relations in the Enterprise Chapter 4. Collective Bargaining
Chapter 5. Standard Labour Contracts Chapter 6. Strike, Lock-Out,
Boycott Chapter 7. Settlement of Industrial Disputes, Index