Newsletter September, 2020
- Small employment improves economic security and mental wellbeing;
- apart from financial contributions, active labour market policies are needed.
- European regulation on the 25% limit of telework in the country of residence for cross-border workers was suspended by agreements among neighbouring European countries
- Restrictions to the movement of seasonal workers and the situation of unemployed workers pushed governments to ease the hiring of workers in agriculture, even if already receiving unemployment benefits.
- A draft legislation is under discussion to support investments in training during the operation of the short time work scheme.
Newsletter August, 2020
- As of 2021, a paternity leave of ten days to be taken within six months after the birth of a child will be introduced.
- The Swiss citizens supported the introduction of this measure by 60.3%.
Newsletter July, 2020
- The Federal Supreme Court did not bring clarity on this issue and in any case its decision was preliminary
- The previous legislation on the recognition of occupational diseases remain
- Social partners requested the government to extend the short-term working allowance scheme until the end of 2020.
- They also suggested that businesses paying the wage differences between short-term and normal wages should be provided more incentives and exemption of income tax
- Legislations in Chile, Colombia and Uruguay aligned to recognised Covid-19 as an occupational disease for the health sector.