07 April 2016

This could prove expensive

Higher fines to prevent wage dumping on foreign postings

When a foreign company posts workers to Switzerland, the local pay and working conditions must be respected.

Violations of the minimum wage and working conditions are sanctionable with administrative and criminal penalties. In minor cases, currently fines of up to CHF 5'000 can be pronounced. On 29 February 2016 the National Council approved a change of the Posted Workers Act: raising the maximum fine for violations of the minimum wage and working conditions to CHF 30'000.

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