Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees over the age of 20 receive 4 weeks of paid holiday. Under the age of 20, they receive 5 weeks of paid holiday.
Geneva has 9 public holidays.
Employees are entitled to continuous salary payments for a certain period of time depending on their years of service (three weeks during the first year of service). Alternatively, employers may take out a daily benefits insurance scheme, under which employees usually receive 80% of their last salary for a maximum of 720 days.
Maternity allowance is given to employees who have contributed to the OASI for at least 9 months preceding the delivery and have worked for at least five months.
Mothers (both full-time and part-time employees) are paid 80% of their wages in the form of a daily allowance for 98 days (up to a maximum cap of SFr 196 per day). However, Geneva law provides an additional two weeks, amounting to a total of 16 weeks.