General Obligation to Compensate Employees that Commute by Bicycle

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On January 24, 2023, the social partners of the National Labor Council signed CBA No. 164 regarding the employer’s intervention in travel by bicycle between the home and the workplace. This collective bargaining agreement ensures that there is a general obligation for employers to provide compensation to employees who come to work by bicycle. Furthermore, it aims to encourage the use of sustainable means of transportation.

Employees in the private sector who regularly commute to work by bicycle will be entitled to a bicycle allowance starting 1 May 2023. Employees who commute to work by bicycle only occasionally are not entitled to an allowance. A bicycle is defined as a…

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