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Swiss Federal Council Proposes Relief for Workers Who Provide Care for Sick Family Members

Country Correspondent: Lars Hemkens

The Swiss government wants to make it easier for employed people to provide care for family members. The Federal Council proposes a legal obligation for employers to continue salary payments during short work absences to provide necessary care for relatives, including seriously ill or injured children. The goal is to ensure that family caregivers are able to remain in their jobs, given that the country faces a shortage of skilled care workers.

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