PEO/Employer Of record in Switzerland

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PEO/Employer of Record in Switzerland - Hire Employees compliantly

We are a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provides Employer of Record services in Switzerland, also known as “employment solutions” or “PEO solutions”.

Many companies opt to outsource their employment to minimize costs and legal risk when expanding their business operations in Switzerland.

We can help foreign companies navigate through Swiss employment laws and requirements, saving you time so you can focus on core business activities.

While all employment, HR, administrative and legal matters are outsourced to us, you are able to have a physical presence in Switzerland without the need to set-up a legal entity.

Entity Not Required

Foreign clients do not need to register a legal entity in Switzerland when using PEO services.

100% compliant

We strictly follow official compliance guidelines to ensure a safe legal environment for all clients.

Fast Market Entry

We will help you to hire and onboard employees within one week.

Complete PEO package for efficient and compliant employment

On-board staff in Switzerland without any risks

Employment and payroll regulations in Switzerland

Table of Contents

Employment contracts

Employment contracts can typically be either written or orally agreed upon. A written description of the conditions of employment must be given to the employee.

Working hours

Full-time employees will work between 45 to 50 hours a week. Overtime is considered to be any hours after 50 hours a week and will be paid 125% of a regular salary. After 5.5 consecutive work hours, employees are entitled to a 15-minute break, a 30-minute break after working for more than 7 hours, and a one-hour break after 9 hours of work.

Annual Leaves

All employees in Switzerland are entitled to at least four weeks’ holiday per year.

Public Holidays

New Year’s Day – January 1
Saint Berchtold’s Day – January 2
Epiphany – April 6
St Joseph’s Day – March 1
Good Friday – March 30
Easter Monday – April 2
Näfelser Fahrt – April 5
Labour Day – May 1
Ascension Day – May 10
Whit Monday – May 21
Corpus Christi – May 31
Independence of Jura – June 23
National Day – Aug 1
Assumption Day – Aug 15
Jeûne genevois – Sep 6
Day after the Federal Fast – Sep 17
St Mauritius – Sep 22
Brother Klaus Festival – Sep 25
All Saints’ Day – Nov 1
Immaculate Conception – Dec 8
Christmas Eve – Dec 24
Christmas Day – Dec 25
St Stephen’s Day – Dec 26
Restoration Day – Dec 31
New Year’s Eve – Dec 31

Probation Period

For an indefinite employment contract, the first month of employment is the probation period. However, the employer may choose to increase the probation period to three months or not to set one at all. 

Termination of the contract and severance pay

The relationship between the employer and employee may be terminated by the employer or employee at any time with a certain period notice. If not otherwise specified in the employment contract, the contract can be terminated orally. For evidentiary purposes, however, one should send a notice letter by registered mail.

There is no general statutory severance pay or redundancy payment scheme in Switzerland. However, if a worker at least 50 years old and has 20 or more or more years of service with the same employer is entitled to a long service payment. As a minimum, this payment should amount to 2 months’ wages and shall not exceed 8 months.

Social security

All social security taxes are the employer’s responsibility. The employer must withhold and remit the total deduction and deduct the employee’s share from his monthly salary.

Employee

Old age and disability: 5.125% of employee’s monthly gross salary.

Unemployment insurance: 1.10% of employee’s monthly gross salary.

Supplementary insurance 0.50% of employee’s monthly gross salary.

Total cost: 6.225%

Employer

Old age and disability: 5.125% of employee’s monthly gross salary.

Unemployment insurance: 1.10% of employee’s monthly gross salary.

Supplementary insurance 0.50% of employee’s monthly gross salary.

Total cost: 6.225%

Individual Income Tax

Swiss nationals or foreigners holding a C permit will normally pay provisional tax through three installments during the tax year (June 30, September 30, December 31). Final taxes will be paid once the annual return has been assessed.

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