GPCHE Legislative Changes For New Swiss Paternity Leave 2021
(Doc ID 2820081.1)
Last updated on NOVEMBER 09, 2021
Applies to:PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM Global Payroll Switzerland - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The purpose of this document is to outline the changes to Paternity Leave for Global Payroll Switzerland customers.
We at Oracle support those changes that are prescribed by Swissdec. This legislative change is proposed by authorities, but not supported by Swissdec.
Since January 1, 2021, fathers have been entitled to two weeks of paid paternity leave, i.e. ten days off, after the birth of a child.
In contrast to maternity leave, paternity leave is flexible: you can take it all at once or in individual days, but within six months after the birth.
Employers are prohibited from reducing vacation time in return. Mothers are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave.
There are no rules for parental leave where the weeks are divided between the two parents.
The loss of earnings during paternity leave is compensated. The same principles apply here as for maternity leave.
Compensation is paid to fathers who were gainfully employed at the time the child was born, be it as employees or self-employed.
You must also have compulsory AHV insurance in the nine months before the birth and have been gainfully employed for at least five months during this period.
The compensation goes either directly to the employee or to the employer if the employer continues to pay the wages during the vacation.
As with maternity leave, the compensation is 80 percent of the average earned income before the child is born, but no more than 196 francs per day.
Cantonal regulations, personnel regulations and collective labor agreements can provide for more generous solutions.
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