Employer of Record (EOR) in Switzerland

Only 399 EUR per employee per month

Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Switzerland . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our Employer of Record (EOR) solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for Switzerland.

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1. Grow your team in Switzerland with Rivermate as your Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Switzerland , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Switzerland effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Summary

Switzerland, formally known as the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked nation in Western, Central, and Southern Europe. The nation is a federal republic made up of 26 cantons, with the central government centered in Bern. Switzerland is bounded to the south by Italy, to the west by France, to the north by Germany, and to the east by Austria and Liechtenstein. It is physically separated into the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, and has a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) and 39,997 km2 of land (15,443 sq mi). Although the Alps cover the majority of the country, the Swiss population of around 8.5 million is centered largely on the plateau, which is home to the country's greatest cities and economic centers, including Zürich, Geneva, and Basel. Several international organizations have offices in these three cities, including the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, FIFA's headquarters, the United Nations' second-largest office, and the Bank for International Settlements. These cities also house Switzerland's major international airports.

The Old Swiss Confederacy was formed in the late Middle Ages as a consequence of military victories against Austria and Burgundy. In 1648, the Peace of Westphalia legally recognized Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire. The Federal Charter of 1291 is regarded as Switzerland's foundation constitution, and it is commemorated on Swiss National Day. Switzerland has maintained a solid policy of military neutrality since the 16th century Reformation; it has not fought an international war since 1815 and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nonetheless, it maintains an active foreign policy. It is regularly engaged in global peace-building activities. The Red Cross, one of the world's oldest and most well-known humanitarian organizations, was founded in Switzerland. Although it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, it is not a member of the European Union, the European Economic Area, or the Eurozone. It does, however, participate in the Schengen Area and the European Union via bilateral accords.

Switzerland is situated at the crossroads of Germanic and Romance Europe, as shown by its four major language and cultural regions: German, French, Italian, and Romansh. Despite the fact that the majority of the population speaks German, Swiss national identity is built on a shared historical past, shared principles such as federalism and direct democracy, and Alpine symbols.

Switzerland is known by a number of local names due to its linguistic diversity: Schweiz [ˈʃvaɪts] (German); Suisse [sɥis(ə)] (French); Svizzera [ˈzvittsera] (Italian); and Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ, ˈʒviːtsʁɐ] (Romansh). On coins and stamps, the Latin term, Confoederatio Helvetica – often abbreviated to "Helvetia" - replaces the four national languages. It is a developed nation with the greatest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita GDP. Some international measurements, such as economic competitiveness and human development, place it highly. Its cities, such as Zürich, Geneva, and Basel, rank among the greatest in the world in terms of quality of life, while having some of the world's highest living expenses. IMD ranked Switzerland tops in recruiting talented employees in 2020. According to the World Economic Forum, it is the fifth most competitive nation in the world.

Hiring talented employees in a short span is not an easy task. Partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) like Rivermate in Switzerland is your best option, giving your organization enough time to focus on other aspects of international expansions like project management and inventory management. The EOR takes care of all the compliance and legal issues while helping you speed up hiring using their knowledge of domestic employment practices and virtual onboarding tools. Top EORs also have provisions for the e-signing of documents to enable faster onboarding.

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4. Types of leave

There is no information about the types of leave for this country.

Paid time off

Employees above the age of 20 are entitled to four weeks of paid vacation. They are entitled to five weeks of paid vacation if they are under the age of twenty.

Public holidays

Geneva recognizes nine public holidays.

Sick days

Employees are entitled to receive continuous wage payments for a set amount of time, which is determined by their years of service (three weeks during the first year of service). Employers can also choose for a daily benefits insurance plan, in which employees get 80 percent of their last income for a maximum of 720 days.

Maternity leave

Employees who have worked for at least five months and contributed to the OASI for at least nine months are eligible for maternity leave.

For 98 days, mothers (including full-time and part-time employees) are given 80% of their income as a daily stipend (up to a maximum cap of SFr 196 per day). However, Geneva law adds two weeks to the total, bringing the total to 16 weeks.

Paternity leave

In Switzerland, fathers have the right to ten days of paid paternity leave. They can take paternity leave in chunks or as individual days, but they must do it within six months of the baby's birth.

Paternity leave benefits will be capped at CHF2,744, or CHF196 per day, and will be equal to 80 percent of the employee's average wage before to the baby's birth.

Parental leave

Other leave

5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

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Severance pay

6. Working hours

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

General working schedule


7. Minimum wage

There is no information about the minimum wage for this country.

8. Employee benefits

There is no information about the employee benefits for this country.

9. Taxes

There is no information about the taxes for this country.

Corporate tax

Individual income tax

VAT, GST and sales tax

10. VISA and work permits

There is no information about VISA and work permits for this country.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

There is no information about the Employer of Record (EoR) service terms for this country.

Employment contracts

With Rivermate being your Employer of Record (EoR) in Switzerland, you do not have to worry about the employment contracts, as we take care of that.

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13.Opening a subsidiary in Switzerland

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

How to set up a subsidiary

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13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in Switzerland

Establishing an entity in Switzerland to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Switzerland has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Switzerland simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Switzerland give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Switzerland via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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