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– October 2, 2020

Extension of support in the area of short-time work

On 20 January 2021, the Swiss Federal Council implemented the amendments to the Covid 19 Act introduced in December 2020 and expanded the existing catalogue of measures in the area of short-time work.

The waiting period will be abolished retroactively as of 1 September 2020 and until 31 March 2021. Furthermore, the maximum duration of short-time work compensation (STWC) in the event of more than 85 % loss of working hours will be retroactively abolished from four payroll periods between 1 March 2020 and 31 March 2021. In addition, the entitlement to STWC will be extended to people in fixed-term employment and apprentices. The extension of entitlement applies until 30 June 2021.

To the official press release. 

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