Switzerland’s Top Court Requires Companies To Pay Share of Rent for Employees Working From Home
People who have always wanted to work from home are finally getting what they wished for, and the new remote workers that are located in Switzerland are even getting a little more than expected. Switzerland’s top court has ruled that companies who expect their employees to work from home are required to contribute to part of the rent.
In a case of an employee who worked from home vs. an accounting company refusing to contribute toward rent, the court found that a monthly compensation of around $154 was justified. Thomas Geiser, a professor of labor law at the University of St. Gallen, was not surprised by the verdict, telling the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger that the “law obliges employers to reimburse their employees for all expenses incurred to carry out their work.”