1 Aug, 2016 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

The 10 commandments on business travel

1 Aug, 2016 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Many employees, especially executives, may have to travel within Switzerland or even abroad in the course of their work. What about the time allocated to these various trips?

Business trips, especially abroad, can be particularly time-consuming. Should the employee be paid for the time spent traveling, for the business meals or during weekends abroad?

This article develops the following topics:

  • calculating the time spent working
  • the concept of rest time
  • overtime work
  • travel time between home and work
  • travel abroad and working time
  • time spent travelling
  • payment of travel, accommodation and meal expenses
  • responding to e-mails on the train
  • business meals
  • weekends not worked abroad
  • business travel and health risks

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