How to register your company
for short time work in Switzerland

Reduced Work Hours

due to Covid-19

Compensation for Short Time Working

The coronavirus outbreak is causing supply shortages and declines in demand, which can lead to work stoppages. he Federal Government has taken measures to simplify applications for short-time working relating to the coronavirus.

What do I have to consider as an entrepreneur

In such a time of uncertainty, many questions arise for a Manager of an SME.

  • Who can register for short-time work
  • How do I apply for short-time work and what do I have to consider
  • Can an employee refuse short-time work?
  • How long can I apply for short-time work? Can I interrupt short-time work?
  • How much compensation do I get?


The introduction of short-time work is intended to compensate for temporary job losses and to preserve jobs. The employer saves the cost of staff turnover (introduction costs, loss of operational know-how, etc.) and retains short-term availability through the workforce.

Do you need assistance to register and to handle short-time work? We are glad to support you.

Special Fees for SMEs

We would like to make our contribution during such a difficult period and support SMEs that are not familiar with short-time work. We therefore provide our service to register short time work at a special fee:

CHF 129.00 / per hour exkl.


You find us with our headquarter in Zurich as well as our branch in St. Gallen. Our HR Interim Manager are there for you in the regions:

  • Zurich
  • Zug
  • Luzern
  • Basel
  • Aargau
  • Schaffhausen
  • St. Gallen
  • Thurgau
  • Appenzell
  • Liechtenstein
  • Contact us

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