Employee Motivation through Phantom Shares
One of the possibilities to motivate employees through financial incentives is employee shares. However, they have their drawbacks. On the one hand, the issue of shares changes the capital structure of the company and on the other hand, it is possible that existing shareholders are against employee share ownership and may therefore vote against the issue of new shares.
Employee Surveillance - What is allowed and to what extent?
The limits of permissible surveillance of employees are very narrow. On the one hand, those persons affected must be aware of the surveillance and on the other hand, the employer must not evaluate the information gained arbitrarily. In general, very strict principles are applied.
Legal aspects of a website
The legal framework is often forgotten when creating a website. Too much attention is paid to content, design and layout and therefore the legal aspects are ignored. We believe that there are five points which one has to consider.
Working time recording - Overview of the duties of an SME and start-up company
The Swiss Labour Law (“Arbeitsgesetz” ArG) obliges the employer to keep documents ready that for example include information on the length of an employee's working time, overtime, breaks and any compensatory work.
Filing a trademark - procedure and protection in Switzerland and abroad
A brand can be enormously valuable. The list of the most valuable brands is led by Google and Apple with a value of almost 230 billion US dollars. A brand is also important for the recognition value of a company, builds trust with customers and can shape their image.
Employee Participation - Financial Incentives for High Performance
Every employer has an interest in motivating its employees to top performance and increasing their productivity. The most important role here is to increase the intrinsic motivation of the employee. However, as we all know, this is not always easy. Consequently, many incentive systems focus on extrinsic and financial motivation of employees. In addition to wages, bonuses and gratuity payments, employee participation also plays a major role in this context. Start-ups and SMEs in particular, are trying to integrate their employees better into the company through employee participation schemes, thereby ensuring their long-term cooperation.