Putting in the hours ?
'There was a complaint from the bank employees union and we’re obligated to investigate complaints', Irene Tschopp, a spokeswoman for Zurich canton’s labor department, said by phone today, confirming an earlier report in Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger. She declined to disclose the contents of the complaint or the inspectors’ findings, citing data protection rules.
Bloomberg News reports that the firm allegedly failed to record employees’ working hours or compensate for overtime in violation of Swiss law, Tages-Anzeiger reported, without saying where it got the information.
The inspection came as unions and employers disagree over proposed changes to labor laws that would exempt companies from controlling overtime work of employees above a certain pay level, the newspaper said.
Swiss labor law limits working hours for people employed in industrial plants, offices, large shops and in technical professions to a maximum of 45 hours per week.
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