In response to motion 16.3884 submitted by Manfred Bühler and adopted by Parliament, the Federal Council approved a bill and dispatch on the partial revision of the Unemployment Insurance Act (UIA) on 15 February 2023 concerning short-time working compensation for workplace trainers. This revision provides that workplace trainers who receive short-time working compensation can continue training apprentices to avoid interrupting training during short-time working. Parliament will debate the amendment from the 2023 summer session.
The report on the results of the consultation (in German) is available at Abgeschlossene Vernehmlassungen - 2022.
On 29 November 2023, the Federal Council also approved the bill and dispatch on the partial revision of the Unemployment Insurance Act (UIA) ‘Unemployment funds compensation system’. In particular, the partial revision will establish legal clarity around the compensation system for the administrative costs of unemployment insurance funds. It therefore responds to Motion Müller 20.3665 ‘Transparency in the unemployment insurance funds’. At the same time, by extending participation in workplace training, it implements the optimisation potential regarding unemployment insurance offers for young adults, which was identified in the Federal Council report in response to postulate 20.3480. The consultation procedure ran from 9 December 2022 to 20 March 2023. The Federal Council has also taken note of the report on the results of the consultation. Parliament will debate this legal amendment from its 2024 spring session.
The report on the results of the consultation and the comments received (in German) are available at Abgeschlossene Vernehmlassungen - 2022 (admin.ch).