Financial Support

What financial support can employers and companies in the Canton of Basel-Stadt apply for?

Short-time work compensation scheme

What is short-time work?

Employees whose working hours have to be reduced for economic reasons or their work has to be set for a specific amount of time may be entitled to claim short-time work compensation.

This is to ensure that there is no need for dismissals or redundancies as a result of short-term work and unavoidable absences from work. These benefits are paid to the employer and/or the company.

Advance notification – Do employers have to give prior notification of short-time work?

How to proceed:

After you have submitted your advance notification of short-time work, the Cantonal Office for unemployment insurance will review the eligibility requirements.

The Public Unemployment Insurance Fund - or another fund of your choice – is then responsible for any further claim investigations. In addition, the fund will calculate and pay out the compensation.

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Employees affected by short-time work must be enrolled in a working hours control scheme (e.g. time cards, work hour reports or similar), which provides information on the hours worked each day, including any overtime, the reduction in hours due to economic reasons as well as all other absences, such as holiday, illness, accident or military service absences. This information will be requested and checked in a possible Seco inspection.

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Bad weather compensation scheme

Employees in the business sector in which weather-related absences from work are common, are entitled to bad weather compensation under certain conditions.

After you have submitted your notification, the Cantonal Office for unemployment insurance will review the eligibility requirements. The Public Unemployment Insurance Fund- or another fund of your choice – is then responsible for any further claim investigations. In addition, the fund will calculate and pay out the compensation.

Notification – Do you need to report a weather-related absence from work?

Submit all these documents to our specialist, Beatrice Butticker.

 

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