The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak this week was classified as a pandemic, and following that, there are increasing reports of companies implementing "split-operations,” mandatory home office for everyone or flexible work time models.
Human resource professionals in Switzerland are confronted with a variety of questions about the organization’s rights and obligations in relation to its employees. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees and thus are legally obliged to take all necessary and appropriate measures to safeguard their employees’ health. To achieve this, the employer has an extended right to give instructions to employees. In considering these instructions, some of the more pressing questions are the following:
Read a March 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Switzerland
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