Policies and procedures for telework once the business reopens.
The Federal Office of Public Health recommends that home offices be approved and made possible during the pandemic. Swiss law does not have any special provisions in place regarding the home office. The Swiss Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer must contribute to rent and other costs of the home office such as internet, if the employee is not provided a working space at the employer’s premises and therefore, is obliged to work from home. Whether this also applies to the home office during the pandemic is unclear. We highly advise to regulate the conditions of working at home in a separate agreement with the employees.