2 May, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Vacation requirements under Swiss law

2 May, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Employees often look forward to their vacations, whether it's for rest, travel or sport. Ensuring that staff vacations are properly managed is a necessity for any company.

Remuneration, sickness during vacations, setting dates, company or forced vacations... What are the requirements when it comes to vacations ?

This article covers the following topics: 

  • minimum number of vacation weeks per year
  • setting vacation dates
  • company vacations
  • conditions for imposing forced vacation
  • entitlement to vacation pay
  • payment of vacation in the form of an allowance with the monthly salary
  • vacation balance at the end of the year
  • vacation during leave period
  • illness or accident during vacation
  • effects of termination during vacation period

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