Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Switzerland as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Switzerland: Pensions reforms now largely in operation

Following a referendum back in 2022 a number of changes have been introduced this year to the state pensions system …

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Switzerland: The digital age at work (2022)

According to the findings of the latest publication “Tasks, digital devices and risk of automation in employment in 2022”, half (49 …

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Switzerland: Wage structure survey (2022)

According to the initial findings of the recently published Swiss Earnings Structure Survey 2022, conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the gross monthly median wage for a full-time job was CHF 6788 (US$7,490 …

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Switzerland: Incidence of shift work (2022)

Across Switzerland 15 …

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Switzerland: Tax treatment for home workers agreed with Italy

From 1st January 2024, all cross-border commuters (as defined in the agreement on cross-border commuters signed in 2020) will be able to work from home for up to 25% of their working hours, without losing their status as cross-border workers …

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Switzerland: New social security agreement with the United Kingdom

This new agreement will formally enter into force on 1st October 2023 …

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Switzerland: Taxing home workers resident in France

The Swiss revenue service is determined not to miss out on income tax generated by workers who work at home in France for employers in Switzerland …

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Switzerland: Extended working time in ICT jobs and certain service sectors

Greater working time flexibility has been given by the Federal Council, with effect from July 2023, to employers in information and communication technology (ICT) and service companies in the fields of auditing, fiduciary services and tax advice …

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Switzerland: Cross-border commuter statistics (Q4 2022)

Over the year to Q4 2022, the number of workers holding a cross-border commuter permit (G permit) increased by 6 …

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Switzerland: Revised Code of Corporate Governance ‘Best Practice’

The organisation economiesuisse (www …

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Switzerland: Immigration quotas for 2023

The Federal Council has kept quotas for non EU/EEA citizens the same this year as in 2022 – with 4,500 long-term permits (type B) and 4,000 short-term permits (type L) …

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Switzerland: Compensation for unfair dismissal could be exempt from income tax

A taxpayer was dismissed in 2016 and released from her obligation to work until the end of her notice period …

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Switzerland: Unlawful exchange of data about employee salaries

The Swiss Competition Commission is investigating the actions of 34 banks across the German-speaking Cantons which appear to have shared data about employee salaries – contrary to the Cartel Act …

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Switzerland: Inflation stable in October 2022

Annual consumer price inflation remains far below that experienced by any other European Country …

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Switzerland: Geneva to raise its minimum wage in 2023

With effect from 1st January 2023, the minimum wage in Geneva will be increased from CHF 23 …

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