Payroll management in Switzerland: our advice
The popular initiative of 27/09/2020, accepted by the citizens of Geneva, set the minimum hourly wage at 23 francs as of 1 November 2020.
It is not mandatory unless the employment contract or the collective agreement states this specifically.
They must be paid at the latest on the last day of the month unless agreed otherwise.
Yes, but this consent depends on certain conditions and also depends on the amount of time since the beginning of the month. This advance may not exceed the salary normally paid to the employee, or the surplus will be considered to be a loan which the employer may refuse to grant their employee.
It is fully maintained. Even though benefits represent 80 % of the salary, the 2nd pillar coverage is calculated on the same basis as prior to maternity leave.
A distinction must be made between short-term professional absence to provide care to a family member for which new provisions come into force on 1 January 2021. Amongst the new provisions it should be noted:
In the second case, it refers to leave taken to care for a child who is seriously ill or has been the victim of an accident. These provisions will come into force on 1 July 2021.
The new legal provisions grant paid leave, for working parents, on presentation of a medical certificate, to take charge of a minor child who is seriously ill or has been the victim of an accident. This refers to parent who must suspend their gainful activity to take care of their child and who, at the time of the interruption, are employed, self-employed or work in their spouse’s company for a salary paid in cash in the sense of the LAPG.
Can the loss of earnings insurance require a medical certificate issued by a doctor in Switzerland?
It may be required if it is listed in the General Conditions. The insurance will not pay benefits if the employee has not consulted a doctor in Switzerland. This should be made clear to the personnel.