Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Switzerland

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Switzerland. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.


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What You Need to Know About Employing in Switzerland

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in Switzerland?

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. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Switzerland.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Switzerland.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Switzerland.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in Switzerland

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.


Employee Income Taxes in Switzerland

The rate of personal taxation varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to. This ranges between 0% - 18.5%.


Employee Social Contributions in Switzerland

Employee contributions include Old Age, Survivors', and Disability Insurance; Unemployment Insurance; and Supplementary Unemployment Insurance. This list is non-exhaustive, please contact us for further information.


Working Hours in Switzerland

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.


Holidays & Vacation in Switzerland

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.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day (New Year's Day)
  • Friday, Mar 29, 2024 - Good Friday (Good Friday)
  • Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 - Easter Sunday (Easter Sunday)
  • Monday, Apr 01, 2024 - Easter Monday (Easter Monday)
  • Thursday, May 09, 2024 - Ascension Day (Ascension Day)
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 - Pentecost (Pentecost)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Whit Monday (Whit Monday)
  • Thursday, Aug 01, 2024 - Bundesfeiertag (Bundesfeiertag)
  • Sunday, Sep 15, 2024 - Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer)
  • Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024 - Christmas Day (Weihnachtstag)
  • Thursday, Dec 26, 2024 - Boxing Day (Stephanstag)

Sick Leave Entitlement in Switzerland

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.

Parental Leave in Switzerland

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 Entitlement in Switzerland

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.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Switzerland

There are no mandatory severance pay.

Termination in Switzerland

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.

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