Services and benefits
The GEM provides several types of services and benefits.
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- Childcare arrangements and organisations
Under a group contract with the Association of French-speaking Switzerland for childcare companies (ARCE), the GEM provides an information and advice service on the various childcare arrangements and organisations.
- Collective contract for work certificates
The GEM offers a service to automate the production of work certificates via an intuitive and collaborative platform. It allows in just a few clicks to produce a complete and high-quality work certificate. The tool offers a high editorial quality of the work certificates generated (multilingual platform in French, English and German), significant time savings for HR teams, an innovative co-construction process that can involve the employee and an intuitive interface with a minimalist and easy-to-use design
- Commissions and working groups
GEM commissions and working groups are also in close contact with the cantonal administrative authorities (tax authorities, labour inspectorate and authorities in charge of issuing work permits, etc.) so as to exchange and propose pragmatic solutions to national and international legislative changes.
- Forum for exchanges and information
The GEM upholds the interests of its members, adopts a position on topical policy matters, and constitutes a forum for exchanges and information. Its representatives meet regularly with the federal and cantonal political authorities in the context of exchanges connected with maintaining the framework conditions, in order to pass on the concerns and needs of multinational companies in the Lake Geneva area (corporate taxation, relations with the European Union, etc.).
- Group insurance contracts
The GEM offers group insurance contracts, tailored to the specific needs of its members, and covering the following areas:
- Health insurance (basic and supplementary) for all employees, family members and retired personnel
- Accident insurance
- Loss of income in the event of illness
- Occupational pensions (LPP)
- Immigration Services
The GEM has entered into a Master Service Agreement with a well-known provider for immigration services at preferential rates reserved exclusively for GEM member companies. It offers full end-to-end immigration services for all Swiss immigration procedures, including L, B, C, Ci, G permits, renewals, short-term work authorisation, naturalisation, residency, and business visas.
In addition, Swiss immigration experts assist member companies to successfully navigate immigration scenarios such as:
- Determining eligibility for Swiss work and residence authorisation
- Advising on business traveller immigration requirements
- Advising on migration and labour authorities’ procedures and practices
- Discussing specific immigration programs (e.g. trainees, client site work, etc.)
- Legal advice
The GEM provides its members with legal advice about labour law, social security and work permits. These advisory and legal assistance services are provided by lawyers and legal specialists working in the field of labour law. A staff is on stand-by on every working day, and gives advice on drafting of employment contracts and company rules. The GEM is also able to assist and represent its members at the Industrial Tribunal (Geneva).
- Plenary sessions
The plenary sessions of the GEM, organised in the form of thematic conferences, bring together member companies 10 times per year to consider a given subject addressed by guests specialising in that field. These represent a prime opportunity for exchanges about shared concerns.