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Swiss People to Vote on Caps on Executive Compensation

On 24 November 2013, the Swiss will have to vote on whether their employment compensation regime should become more egalitarian. A popular referendum promoted by the Young Socialist Party wants to limit executive compensation to 12 times the lowest salary within the same business undertaking. While a number of issues remain unclear at this stage, it is certain that the rather flexible and internationally competitive Swiss labor market would be severely impacted if the initiative were to be adopted by the Swiss people.

By Thomas Reutter (Reference: CapLaw-2013-27)