As of July 1, 2021, parents of seriously ill children will be able to take up to 14 weeks of childcare leave.
In order to finance paternity leave, the EO contribution rate will be increased from 0.45% to 0.5% as of 1 January 2021. This affects both employers and employees.
The bill for paid paternity leave, which has been clearly accepted by the Swiss electorate, will come into force on 1 January 2021.
With the changes from January 1, 2021, the employer is now responsible for applying the correct withholding tax rate.
All businesses in Switzerland with 100 or more employees have been obliged since July 1, 2020 to prepare an equal pay analysis by latest June 30, 2021, have this reviewed independently and disclose the results openly to all employees and possibly to its shareholders.
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