Frequently asked questions about leg-em

Terms used and abbreviations

  • Act = also applies to an order, regulation, directive, order in council, etc.
  • Legislative act = legislative text, ie the description of the heading of the act of the FF or the RO
Act = also applies to an order, regulation, directive, order in council, etc.
  • Legislative act = legislative text, ie the description of the heading of the act of the FF or the RO
  • Abbreviations:
  • EC: European Community
  • Eev: entry into force / ... CF For the Federal Council / ... Ref. Submitted to referendum / ...? Effective date unknown
  • FF: Federal leaflet: Bills, messages from the authorities, the entry into force of certain laws ... / Consultative procedures planned and in progress. The completed consultations are retained until they are incorporated into the relevant legislation, or the project is abandoned after the conclusion reports issued.
  • RO: Swiss Official Gazette: Acts in Which Legislative Changes Are Published

Part of the general questions

1.1 Yes, in the subscriber's version.

Oui, un groupe d'utilisateur est créé avec le nombre de logins conclu dans l'abonnement. Un gestionnaire de groupe est désigné. Il peut ensuite créé le login , le mot de passe et le profil de chaque abonné.

4. Modes of work available:

4.1 Mode according to the list defined by the user : This mode is replaced by checkbox themes in profiles

4.2 Mode according to the profile


4.1 Mode according to the list defined by the user
  • 4.1.1 Legal monitoring is automatically displayed at the opening of the sequence: Analysis Laws and ordinances.
    • The group manager gives us a list of laws to monitoring, or we propose this list that covers the needs of the entire organization.
  • 4.1.2 The group manager then has access to the global laws that he can consult.
  • 4.1.3 The Group Manager follows the self-training program accessible from the menu.
  • 4.1.4 He then gives us the conclusion report with the desired modifications.
  • 4.1.5 We consult this report and, after approval, the changes are entered in the global list.
  • 4.1.6 The laws concerning the other logins are then proposed by us, according to the function of each subscriber.
  • 4.1.7 Each subscriber follows the same path described in 4.1.2 to 4.1.4.
  • 4.1.8 When all requests and suggestions are completed, upon request, we can establish a certificate of compliance with the legal monitoring requirements, based on the solution, according to the specifications of the program according to the module: Specifications from ----
4.2 Mode according to the profile
Note: refer to the user manual of the menu to configure the profile
  • 4.2.1 Summary of the profile definition sequence:
    • a) Geographical and linguistic coverage (holding company, companies / branches / agencies see customers by country, cantons)
    • b) Organization of norms and laws in order of importance: Vital / High / Medium / Not applicable
    • Note: Not applicable: the law disappears from the profile. It remains visible in the selection 'All the list'
    • c) The selection of important themes that can be added or removed.
    • Note: Themes are constantly changing due to the new Eev and the demand generated by new subscriptions

4.2.2 The pdf version for printing and what's more.

  • a) The significant summary of the act available without having to open the pdf
  • b) the list of laws / referenced articles is also visible and addressable,
  • c) The Eev column is directly visible.
  • Yes . Unless a written notice is given with one month's notice for the end of a quarter, the subscription is automatically renewed.

From the Revue Polytechnique N ° 1804 8/15, under the heading 'Company Law':, an article by Edouard Huguelet on pages 26 and 27.  

The new properties introduced in leg-em serve as permanent monitoring of the legislative evolution, in particular by:

  • 1. The introduction of the preventive part of the laws makes it possible to know the projects associated with each law by the consultation procedures.
  • 2. The introduction of the addressable date range each month informs the subscriber of the legislative changes

All relevant information for the subscriber, according to his profile, is contained in the analysis of the laws below (Questions 100 and following)

We are working on a multilingual version in 6 languages, like the data collected on our site.

A little reminder of the data: all the data collected are multilingual, ie:

  • 1. Swiss legislative acts, laws and abbreviations are available (French, German and Italian), including:
  • 2. access to laws and articles,
  • 3. access to parliamentary objects cited in the acts, ...
  • 4. Swiss laws translated into English, without the force of law (90 acts),
  • 5. European directives in languages equivalent to the laws of the RS - Swiss Classified Compilation,
  • 6. European directives regarding Swiss laws are also available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.    

The links are created during the registration of each act of the FF and the RO for the quote in the acts:

  • (a) the laws of the RS and / or articles of law,
  • b) acts of the FF and the RO,
  • (c) EC newspapers,
  • d) documents of the Parliament, ie IP Parliamentary Interventions, MO-Motions, PO-Postulate, ...
  • Links may not succeed:
  • 1. These links may not succeed in case a law was modified or cancelled
  • 2. Following an erroneous codification performed in the above act. Thank you to report it to us.
  • We have also gathered the abbreviations contained in the Acts, searched equivalences in the German, Italian and English languages when applicable in:
  • 1. Sequences at the bottom of the dashboard: Abbreviations RS and Abbreviations RO and FF.
  • 2. Links on the or external websites, representative of these abbreviations, may not reach their destination due to websites version changes. We apologize for that.

11.1 Search. In the sequence 'Search: Legislative texts' (see explanations in 401)

The search is carried out in the sequence Journal RO and FF, that is to say on all the titles of the acts of the FF and the RO since 1998, as well as on the significant summaries that we bring to the acts since 2012.

This targeted research makes it possible to quickly find the laws and ordinances, their evolution, without knowing the structure of the RS.

Questions about Dashboard Sequences

100 Analysis of laws and ordinances

- List the new Eev (entered into force) of the modified laws, to allow the verification to the conformity of the subscriber to the new provisions:

  • 1. Introductions of new articles (N °, title, access to the article, month and year)
  • 2. Introductions of new paragraphs of articles, letters with indication of the article and description of the text introduced.
  • 3. Updating the prescription appendices (No., title, access to the appendix, month and year)
  • 4. The new significant levels
  • 5. Cancellations of Laws
  • 6. New expressions, administrative units, etc.

The number of occurrences of items 1 to 6 above is shown for legislative changes.

Know since when the law came into effect: unchanged since DD / MM / YY

  • For standards, a summary of the new provisions (eg ISO 9001: 2015)
  • For the cantons, the modification number and the text of the modification is indicated in the right-hand monitoring column

 In the 'Other' example, we took the case of a company which is present in Switzerland and France to indicate the legislative equivalences, based on the codification of the RS - Systematic Digest.

 It is sufficient, in the version of the subscriber, to remove the country 'France' from the profile to list only the Swiss laws.

200 FF and RO Journal

a) To the specific study of a message of interest concerning the subscriber on a law or a bill.

b) Which law is referenced in the article of the constitution relating to the debt brake?

This program is being integrated into leg-em

To analyze all acts entered into force as well as ongoing projects in one piece.

Note: By unchecking RO, only the acts of the FF are displayed and vice versa

Search by RS Code

This is the number of 2-digit RS subgroups that can be accessed.

The sequence also makes it possible to obtain the list of the acts by RS code with 3 digits.

  • For the RO, it is the law mentioned in the legislative act on the newspaper RO of the site,,
  • For the FF, we took the law of the main referencing, that is the top of each act (visible left at the opening of an act).

400 Research: Legislative texts

Popular initiative + withdrawal.

Withdrawal: 216

RS Abbreviations

RS Abbreviations

These are the ones that lead to the law and the act in which the law was cited.

When available, the link to a site representative of the act (in priority extracted from the site brings a timely illumination of the abbreviation.

Note: When the law does not have abbreviations, keywords are used.

600 Abbreviations RO and FF

By clicking on the second field 'Abbreviation', the abbreviations and descriptions appear in the other languages

The field 'Description' links to the representative site of the abbreviation.

The 'Link' field links to the act in which the abbreviation was originally collected

Note: some expressions are not abbreviated. They appear at the beginning of the list.

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