Switzerland - Jura region decides on minimum wage - November 30, 2017

After four years of debate, the Jura cantonal parliament voted to adopt a minimum hourly wage of 20 Swiss francs (17 euro). This brings the canton a step closer to realising a project that started in 2013 when the citizens of the Jura voted in favour of an initiative proposing a minimum wage. Jura is the second canton in the country to adopt a minimum wage after Neuchâtel settled in 2013 on 20 francs an hour. The Neuchâtel decision was held up by litigation after it was challenged in the country’s highest court by a group of private organisations and individuals. In August 2017, the Federal Court rejected the challenge, saying a 20-franc minimum wage conformed to federal law.

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