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Re: Compensation of work travel time

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I have to work once a week in other city, about 150 km away, in CH.
if once per week, then it may be regular commuting.
does your work contract have a work location?
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Old 29.08.2016, 10:14
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Re: Compensation of work travel time

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My situation is a little different.
I have to work once a week in other city, about 150 km away, in CH.
Also, I must use my car to travel.
Do I have right for compensation?
My company said that I can not be paid for time in traveling, even I am driving (not sitting and sleeping). Also I am paying for fuel and destroying my car.
Is there some rule for this. I heard that there is 0.7 CHF netto minimum for this.
I am working as outsourced worker, and this travels are critical to company in which I work.
Worktime is the time you act under orders of your employer. If he orders you to work at some other place, the time to get there and back counts as worktime and you are to be compensated for the cost of getting there, using your car, parking space, additional public transport if applicable, etc.

AFAIK the way it's usually calculated is as follows:
Travel time and distance is calculated from your ordinary workplace. So depending on where you live, you may profit (because your home is closer to that other place than your workplace) or not, but that's usually the employee's problem. As for car costs, I suggest you rely on TCS as they're a neutral and well-known third party with the required knowledge. Perhaps refer to the linked chart on the right (Download Kilometerkosten) on this page or order their USB stick.

According to this PDF by BDO Visura, tax authorities won't accept more than 0.70CHF per Kilometer, reasonable compensation depends on your car of course. Personally, I'd also ask my insurer if I'm covered for these drives (I think you are, but better be safe, and you may have a foreign insurer which may complicate things).

Your employer also has to compensate you for the other expenses, in particular food. Eating out is more expensive than eating at home, the PDF by BDO mentions that tax authorities will accept up to 30CHF per day for a main meal (lunch) if paid as flat-fee, otherwise keep the receipts and have the employer pay for them. Since you also face costs if not eating out 15CHF seems fair, perhaps unless you're in one of the big cities.

Assuming you're not taxed at source:
Take note that this will influence how to fill out your tax form, your Lohnausweis needs to show the necessary info. Since your employer is reluctant, you may want to use a professional's service the first year or two in order to get a fair game.
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Worktime is the time you act under orders of your employer. If he orders you to work at some other place, the time to get there and back counts as worktime
Unless his employment contract states otherwise, which is very well possible.
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Re: Compensation of work travel time

Perfectly normal and of course legal for esp. management folks to work however long they need to, including nights and weekends and including possible travel wherever, with no additional compensation.

That's the deal usually made for a higher salary. Simple, really.

I used to travel and was non-management at the time, still could not compensate the time. A weekday on which you did a "business trip" simply counted as "one full working day at the normal 8 working hours". Weekends were not compensated at all, though I travelled in and out on Saturdays quite frequently and was often away for several weeks at a time. Tough luck for me. Usually though, for non-management, travel time (if other than the normal work location of course) counts as working time. Emphasis on the word "usually".

There must be a regulation somewhere in the company.
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Unless his employment contract states otherwise, which is very well possible.
That's a selfcontradiction. Whatever time falls under the work contract is, actually, regulated by the contract. By virtue of that the employer has authority to decide, rule.
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if once per week, then it may be regular commuting.
does your work contract have a work location?
No, but once a week can be 3 or three time when there is a need, or not st sll, if there is no need.
Also, I do not have a location for work in contract.
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