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Companies in Switzerland are obliged to keep records of the working hours of their employees. These records must be easy to understand and show the number of hours worked (daily and weekly), the beginning and end of working hours, breaks, compensated hours and overtime. Companies must also retain the records of employee working hours for a period of five years.
For more details on reporting working hours, please refer to Article 73 of the Swiss Employment Act.
There are no regulations concerning the method used to record working hours. The most common ways of recording working hours are:
SMEs in particular often rely on employees entering their working hours in tried-and-tested timesheets or simple Excel templates, but investing in time tracking software may be worthwhile, especially for service providers. Read more here.
If necessary, you can adapt the template to suit your specific needs.
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Many SMEs still prefer to perform administrative tasks and record working hours with Excel and Word. Excel and Word have proved their worth over the years, and provide a perfectly functional method; but nowadays, there are newer and better solutions that simplify, link and even automate administrative processes. This is of particular benefit to SMEs, since the right software saves not only a great deal of time but also money.
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