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New Rules on the recording of working time

December 2015
Oertle, M. / Houdrouge, R.

Following-up on our Newsflash of March 2015, in which we reported on the new draft rules on the recording of working hours, on November 4, 2015 the Federal Council has enacted the amendments to the Ordinance 1 to the Labor Act. Two new modalities for the recording of working hours are introduced: (1.) the requirement to record working hours may be waived altogether for certain categories of employees, provided such waiver is covered by a collective labor agreement, and (2.) the recording of the working hours may be limited to the recording of the total hours per day without specifying within the day when such hours were worked, including breaks. The relevant rules will become effective on January 1, 2016.

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