Made in Germany & Switzerland
The flag of GermanyThe flag of Switzerland
jacando logo
Zurück zum HR-Lexikon

Part-time work and minimum wage

Can you please tell me what part-time and minimum wage mean? Part-time means that employees work fewer hours per week than full-time employees. Normally, part-time employees work around 10 to 30 hours per week, depending on the agreement with the employer. Employers are legally obliged to pay their employees at least the specified hourly wage. They must ensure that employees receive a fair income for their work.

Part-time employment

In recent years, part-time employment has become increasingly important as it allows employees more flexibility in organizing their working life. Due to family commitments, further training or other personal reasons, many employees prefer to work part-time. There are directives in the EU to protect the rights of part-time workers and ensure that they are not discriminated against.

Minimum wage regulations

The minimum wage can vary depending on the country and industry. Wages in Switzerland are usually regulated by industry agreements or collective agreements rather than a statutory minimum wage. Minimum wage regulations in the EU member states are intended to ensure that employees are not paid below a certain wage level. In practice: part-time work and minimum wage The minimum wage per hour must be adjusted accordingly if an employee works part-time. It is the duty of employers to ensure that part-time employees also receive the statutory minimum wage. To ensure that the minimum wage regulations are complied with, it is important to observe the relevant statutory provisions and collective agreements. If you are unsure, it is advisable to contact the relevant authority.