Collective Labour Agreement Switzerland

As a general rule, employers must compensate for overtime and overtime with an additional salary of at least 25%. By mutual agreement, overtime and overtime can be compensated by (at least) equal time. In the case of overtime, the parties may agree in writing that there will be no additional compensation or leave instead of overtime, but that this will be included in the normal salary. Private litigation is within the jurisdiction of the civil courts. Labour law remedies with a contentious value of less than CHF 30,000 are generally subject to a simple and speedy procedure (Article 343.2 CO). Half of the Swiss cantons have set up special courts for labour law disputes. They are distinguished by their rules of procedure and the composition of judges. Appeals are heard by the supreme cantonal courts, except in the canton of Geneva, where an appeals chamber performs this function. However, some employment contracts or collective agreements often contain derogatory clauses that provide for arbitration rather than recourse to state courts. These clauses are valid if the proposed arbitration is in accordance with the Arbitration Agreement of March 27, 1969. For accounting and tax reasons, employers (among others) keep payrolls and employee fees. For example, leases and expense notes for the employee`s company`s service car must be maintained. The employment contract is governed by Section 319-362 of the Law of Obligations (CO), which came into force in 1911.

The law of employment contracts was completely revised in 1971. With respect to the provisions of individual labour law under public law, the Federal Labour Act of March 13, 1964 (LT) is the most important law. In addition to this law, there are above all these: wage scales are also governed by collective agreements. The Statistical Office found that nearly 1.8 million workers are entitled to a minimum wage under these contracts. The services sector employs the largest number of people under these agreements (1.2 million), followed by manufacturing, which employs about half of its workforce. At the enterprise level, workers` representatives and employers will continue to be able to negotiate an increase in workers` wages.