Bonu­ses and gratuities

Legal advice in rela­tion to bonu­ses and gratuities

What is the diffe­rence between a genuine bonus [echte Grati­fi­ka­tion] and a bonus in principle [unechte Grati­fi­ka­tion]? Does a bonus amount to a varia­ble salary element or a genuine gratuity? Can a bonus be made depen­dent upon condi­ti­ons, such as the requi­re­ment that notice to termi­nate the employ­ment rela­ti­ons­hip has not been given? Can a part of the salary be inves­ted by the employer in shares and/or stock option plans? Does the recur­ring payment of a bonus lead to a corre­spon­ding enti­t­le­ment on the part of the employee? Dr. Harry Nötzli will be happy to answer this and other ques­ti­ons concer­ning the issue of salaries/bonuses/gratuities.

How may I help you?

Dr. iur. Harry Nötzli is a licen­sed Attor­ney-at-Law and a Certi­fied Specia­list SBA Employ­ment Law and has broad and long-stan­ding expe­ri­ence in the area of employ­ment law and public sector labour law. He advi­ses and repres­ents private indi­vi­du­als, enter­pri­ses, public sector workers and muni­ci­pa­li­ties. He is able to guaran­tee compe­tent and prag­ma­tic support to his clients and, as a part­ner in the law firm, has an excel­lent network of connections.

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