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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

Do the authorities know that your Romanian wife is married to a UK citizen? Personally, I think you should have established your residency (based on your passport) first, then filed for the work permit. But anyway, this is now irrelevant as your wife now has her UK passport. Her application should be revised.
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

Ok, but if YOU are a UK national your family has the right to live in France. Thus once you establish residency in France, your wife's company then applies for a G permit for her.......
Do they know that you are a UK citizen and not Romanian as well?
Where is your current residence? In CH?
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

Yes they do know about me as the company are doing all the relocation, my wife has told them about the citizenship and they still say that it's impossible.

I believe that they are just taking the easiest route for them. We are just going to go and then she is going to arrange the G permit.
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Ok, but if YOU are a UK national your family has the right to live in France. Thus once you establish residency in France, your wife's company then applies for a G permit for her.......
Do they know that you are a UK citizen and not Romanian as well?
Where is your current residence? In CH?
We live in the UK currently and as I mentioned earlier we have come to this conclusion. Thanks to everyone, nice to know that there are friendly and helpful people out there
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I believe that they are just taking the easiest route for them.
And I believe you are right! I would be most interested to see a formal rejection for your application from the Swiss authorities. Most interested...
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

I'll let you know what happens.

Do I have to post a new thread if we ask about employment law? My wife is concerned about the contract.
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Old 31.07.2007, 16:14
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I believe that they are just taking the easiest route for them.
I think is is probably the case.... I wonder though if this has something to do with the "special status" that you can get in the border zone. (ie. the people who have red car plates). Do they have these special zones around other parts of Switzerland?



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I'll let you know what happens.

Do I have to post a new thread if we ask about employment law? My wife is concerned about the contract.
It makes sense to search first. I have answered a few questions relating to employment contracts. If you do not find anything you can then ask away in a new thread and if there are personal things PM me.
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It makes sense to search first. I have answered a few questions relating to employment contracts. If you do not find anything you can then ask away in a new thread and if there are personal things PM me.
Thanks I found exactly what she was looking for but it is worrying
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Thanks I found exactly what she was looking for but it is worrying
Well then why is it worrying?
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

Compared to other national legislation Swiss employment law is of a very liberal
nature. Any employment contact can be terminated on whatever grounds there may
be. Although a few examples of the abusive terminations are listed in the employment
law, the employment will nevertheless be terminated. Abusive terminations
may however open a window to penalties and possible damages. As an exception,
notices to terminate the employment remain ineffective if they are handed down
during a time (military service, illness or accident, pregnancy etc.) when the loss of
work may be particularly critical for the employee. In such cases the employer can
give notice to terminate the contract only after a period of protection as fixed in art.
336c OR has ended


She has been told that they have to achieve a certain target or they're gone!
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She has been told that they have to achieve a certain target or they're gone!
The joys of being a private banker I assume....
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She has been told that they have to achieve a certain target or they're gone!
Yes Swiss employment law is rather liberal in that you can be terminated as long as the termination conditions of the contract are adhered to and as long as these conform with Swiss law. This is perhaps one of the reasons why it might be prudent to live in Switzerland and be covered by Swiss unemployment which as long as you qualify is generous - I am not sure where cross border workers claim but I assume in their domicile.

As to why this should be a worry if she does not achieve her target I am not sure. If she is in such a driven market then it will be no different in the UK which also has a very liberal employment law...
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

It's Reuters, we've had problems with them before in the UK quoting illegal statements. Possibly based on the fact that many international employees don't have any rights here if unemployed.
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It's Reuters, we've had problems with them before in the UK quoting illegal statements. Possibly based on the fact that many international employees don't have any rights here if unemployed.
Well you can rest assured that they get in big trouble if they have illegal statements in Swiss contracts. They have quite a good reputation here but are known to wield the axe when things dont go so well...
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

I will add that they are being very helpful with the relocation except for the permit issue.
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

I came over while she was training there and I met her team and manager who were all very nice. The offices are amazing compared to where she works now. I am really looking forward to moving over despite the headache.
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I came over while she was training there and I met her team and manager who were all very nice. The offices are amazing compared to where she works now. I am really looking forward to moving over despite the headache.
By the way I never mentioned this before but under the new law for Cross border workers in Switzerland, there is no requirement for them to be in a bordering state. In other words you can have your residence in Devon and your wife works during the week coming home at weekends with a G permit. Now that would confuse them, as there is now no 3rd party involved at all ie you do not need a permit as you have one a British passport...
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By the way I never mentioned this before but under the new law for Cross border workers in Switzerland, there is no requirement for them to be in a bordering state. In other words you can have your residence in Devon and your wife works during the week coming home at weekends with a G permit. Now that would confuse them, as there is now no 3rd party involved at all ie you do not need a permit as you have one a British passport...
Interesting, I think I'll fire this to her HR department haha.
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Re: Can I work in Geneva and live in France?

I have to second what Richard said about the unemployment issue. if your wife thinks she can get the axe at any time, then working in Switzerland is the better option.
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