The Federal Council has adjusted the conditions for compensation of short-time work due to the continuous strength of the Swiss franc.
Usually, the legislation provides for entitlement of short-work benefits for a maximum period of 12 months. In the first 6 months, 2 unpaid days of sick leave are supported by the employer. Starting with the 7th month of reference, the employer should support 3 days of unpaid days of sick leave.
The novelty is that the maximum period is 18 months, while the number of unpaid sick leave is reduced to only one day monthly. The regulation is applied starting with 1 February 2016 until 31 July 2017.