Working time

Standard working time, night work, overtime, rest periods, young workers.

Switzerland :: Working time

As stated in the Federal Labour Law (ArG) the maximum weekly working time is 50 hours, except for those employees who engage in office work, sales at a large retail company or work at an industrial plant, for whom the weekly limit is 45 hours …

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Switzerland :: Sunday working

Employees are prohibited from working between 11pm on Saturday and 11pm on Sunday …

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Switzerland :: Shift work and continuous operations

Shift Work    Where a two-shift pattern is in operation it does not need to be authorised (by SECO ), provided that the shifts keep within the 17 hour working period …

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Switzerland :: Rest periods

If the working day exceeds five and a half hours the employee must be provided with a break of at least 15 minutes …

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Switzerland :: Overtime

Where necessary for urgent and extraordinary work or to avoid disruptions to work, overtime may be completed extending the maximum weekly working time …

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Switzerland :: On-call and standby

Work on call exists when the labour of an employee is provided upon the call of an employer …

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Switzerland :: Night work

Night work is work carried out between 11pm and 6am …

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