Author: André Lerch On June 13, 2021, a majority of voters in the Canton of Basel-City voted in favor of a statutory minimum wage of CHF 21 per hour (approx. USD 22). The new minimum wage applies to employees whose usual place of work is in the Canton of Basel-City. Basel-City thus becomes the fifth […]
Author: André Lerch Short-Time Work Compensation (KAE) – Retroactive Payments for Vacation and Public Holiday Entitlement for the Years 2020 and 2021 Companies that have received short-time work compensation (KAE) in the summary procedure in 2020 and 2021 can now submit a request for a review of their KAE entitlements for this period. Based on […]
Author: André Lerch According to Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court, the Cantonal court did not rule arbitrarily when it decided that Uber drivers working in Geneva had an employment relationship with Uber BV. The Federal Court dismissed the corresponding appeal. The Geneva Cantonal authorities called it a “historic decision”, adding that it will serve as precedent […]
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According to Swiss law, employers are obliged to record and monitor work hours rather strictly. As the reality does not necessarily reflect this, the legal requirements will be modified to become less strict. In particular, employees with flexible working hours who earn at least CHF 120’000 per year will be exempt from the obligation to […]
According to a recent Supreme Court decision, bonus payments are considered discretionary (if the employment contract so states) regardless of whether the bonus amount exceeds the base salary if the base salary amounts to CHF 354’000.00 or more per year. So far, bonus payments were considered salary and – therefore – non-discretionary (regardless of what […]