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Newsletter December, 2020

Switzerland: minimum wage in Geneva now amounts to monthly CHF4210 (USD4768) gross per employee

December, 2020
  • On 27 September 2020, the citizens of the Geneva Canton agreed to modify the Law on Inspection and Labour Relations, by the institution of a mandatory minimum hourly wage.
  • This means that the monthly minimum wage will amount to CHF4210 gross per employee (42 hours weekly).
Newsletter November, 2020

Switzerland: Renewal of the collective agreement for the staffing sector

November, 2020
  • Social partners of the staffing sector agreed to renew the collective agreement on outsourcing of services (“Location de services”) valid for the entire country and signed the first time in 2012.
  • The collective agreement defines working conditions and remuneration steps, as well as training possibilities and social security conditions.
Newsletter September, 2020

Cross-border employees: the exception to the European regulation is extended

September, 2020
  • 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 

A Swiss referendum introduced paternity leave

September, 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

Swiss Federal Tribunal ruled on the contribution of the employer in case of telework: details on the Swiss regulation

July, 2020
  • The Court determined that the employer must bear some costs linked to telework for employees working from home upon request of their employer
  • The employers obligations in case of telework depend on the context
Newsletter May, 2020

Swiss Employers’ Federations Successfully Advocated for Extended Economic Benefits to the Self-Employed Workers

May, 2020
  • Self-employed workers affected by the crisis entitled to an allowance.

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