Employers & Companies
We provide advice on legal framework conditions, including labour law issues, work permit applications and the safeguarding of health and safety standards. We also answer questions regarding building conversions and new constructions.
AWA advises employers on a range of issues relating to labour law.
The Cantonal Government has put the law into effect, which was approved by the voters. The cantonal minimum wage shall apply from 01.07.2022. At the same time, the Cantonal Government passed the executive ordinance.
Do you need work permits for third-country nationals, or wish to register an employee from an EU country? Information on applications and mandatory registrations is available here.
Which of a company’s activities require a license? The most common licenses are listed here. We also provide further information on the subject.
In 2002, the Agreement on the free movement of persons (AFMP) between Switzerland and the EU entered into force.
Which type of financial support can employers and companies receive from the Canton of Basel-Stadt?
Employees are subject to specific protection provisions. Employers are obliged by law to comply with these provisions. The Work Inspectorate provides advice and information.
For SMEs and HR departments, the Regional Employment Centres (RAV) are essential contacts regarding the Swiss labour market.
The Work Inspectorate provides information on employee protection to planners, architects and constructors.