switzerland

Almost half of Swiss workers choose early retirement

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 05/11/2021 - 17:19

pensionpolicyinternational.com (06.05.2021) The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) reported External linkthat in 2019 between 40-50% of people started receiving their pension from their so-called second pillar before the legal retirement age – 65 for men and 64 for women

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switzerland
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Pensions
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The generational digital divide climbs to age 80

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:55

December 2, 2020 - 14:00

Older people are more and more at home in the digital world. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, many seniors relied on WhatsApp messaging or video calls to overcome loneliness. A recent study shows that internet use among pensioners in Switzerland has almost doubled over the past decade and allowed many to stay in touch during the pandemic.

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switzerland
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ICT
Population ageing
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Switzerland: Government hopes for ‘first successful pension reforms’ of the century

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 11/26/2020 - 17:08

swissinfo.ch (25.11.2020) The reform of the occupational pension scheme is intended to secure the pension level, strengthen financing and improve the protection of part-time employees and thus especially women, Interior Minister Alain Berset said at a press conference on Wednesday. He said he hoped it would be the first successful pension reform in the 21st century.

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switzerland
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Pensions
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Switzerland: Extension of partial unemployment and simplification of procedures

Submitted by siha on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 16:02

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO (29.10.2020) By paying the compensation in the event of reduced working hours (RHT), unemployment insurance (AC) covers, for a certain time, part of the wage costs of workers whose normal working hours are reduced , and this in order to prevent layoffs resulting from short but inevitable job losses.

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switzerland
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Employment
Extension of coverage
Service quality
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Switzerland: Coronavirus: compensation for reduced working hours for on-call workers

Submitted by siha on Fri, 11/20/2020 - 15:55

Federal Council (28.10.2020) On October 28, 2020, the Federal Council amended the Covid-19 unemployment insurance ordinance. With this change, the right to compensation for reduced working hours is granted to on-call workers who have an indefinite contract. The change comes into effect retroactively on September 1, 2020.

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switzerland
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Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Switzerland: COVID-19 rent concessions amendment

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:25

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, rent concessions have been granted to lessees. Such concessions might take a variety of forms, including payment holidays and deferral of lease payments. On 28 May 2020, the IASB published an amendment to IFRS 16 that provides an optional practical expedient for lessees from assessing whether a rent concession related to COVID-19 is a lease modification. Lessees can elect to account for such rent concessions in the same way as they would if they were not lease modifications.

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switzerland
Global challenges
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Housing
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Switzerland: Simplified regulations for ALV are being extended

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:19

Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (26.08.2020) Bern, - Additional hours that are built up outside of short-time working phases should not have to be temporarily deducted from lost work. This was decided by the Federal Council on August 26, 2020. In addition, income from interim employment is still not counted towards short-time work compensation. This rule therefore applies until the end of the year.

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switzerland
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Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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Switzerland: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the period to 18 months

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:45

The Federal Council (01.07.2020) On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council extended the maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will apply until December 31, 2021.

 

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switzerland
Global challenges
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Unemployment
Cash transfers
Shocks & extreme events
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