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Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Switzerland. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Switzerland typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Switzerland in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
Employer costs include Occupational Accident Insurance; Old Age, Survivors' and Disability Insurance; and the Family Compensation Fund. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.
The rate of personal taxation varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to. This ranges between 0% - 18.5%.
40-42 hours are standard; the maximum working hours are 45 - 50 hrs per week (depending on industry). Overtime is capped and compensated unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.
Sick leave entitlement varies according to time of service and ranges between 3 weeks to 9 weeks and increases annually to maximum of 12 months after 48 months of service. Total sick pay entitlement depends on canton and length of service.
Maternity Leave: 14 weeks leave at 80% Pay (CHF 196 cap) or 16 weeks leave at 80% Pay (CHF 196 cap) for Geneva only. To be eligible the mother must have made 9 months AVS contributions before birth and been gainfully employed for at least 5 months during this period.
Paternity Leave: 10 days of paternity leave at 80% Pay (CHF 196 cap). The eligibility is the same as for maternity leave. Must be taken within six months of the baby’s birth. Cantonal provisions, staff regulations and collective labour agreements apply if they provide for more generous benefits.
Adoption Leave: Effective January 1, 2023, working parents who adopt a child under the age of four will be entitled to two weeks of paid leave.
Annual leave is 4 weeks for employees over the age of 20 and 5 weeks for employees under the age of 20 excluding public holidays.
There are no mandatory severance pay.
Termination can be without cause (“at will”) but does require notice which is a minimum of 1 month, increasing with years of service.
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The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Switzerland are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team with our top-notch services including our global EOR & PEO services. Book a call with us to start building your global team today. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.
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