Employer of Record Switzerland
Hire staff and expand your business in Switzerland with our fully-managed Employer of Record Service
How we can help
Unrivalled Employer of Record Service in Switzerland designed to expand your business seamlessly
Agility EOR delivers services for business’s looking for an Employer of Record in Switzerland. We help clients hire new employees or transfer existing employees into a fully-managed EOR service.
Employer of Record
Download our full Switzerland Employment Guide
Find out all about employing in Switzerland
WHAT to expect
Switzerland Employment Law
In Switzerland, the primary sources of employment law are the Code of Obligations, the Labour Act, and the conditions of the individual employment contract. Depending on the sector, collective bargaining agreements may be applicable.
Payroll in Switzerland
Most salaries are reviewed once a year, usually in November or December, with any agreed pay raises beginning on January 1 of the next year.
There is no legally mandated requirement for a 13th salary payment. However, it is considered to be somewhat of a cultural norm. The employment contract or collective bargaining agreement will contain specific terms for the payment of this bonus, if it is due.
Working hours in Switzerland
The standard working week in Switzerland vary by employer, particular job requirements, and industry. In practice, most people work somewhere between 40-42 hours per week, but anywhere from 38.5 – 45 hours would not be considered unusual.
Employment contracts stipulate the agreed upon weekly working hours, with anything over this being considered overtime. Office workers, and workers in the industrial, technical and sales sectors have a maximum standard working week of 45 hours. Workers in other sectors may have a standard working week of no more than 50 hours.
Terminations in Switzerland
Switzerland ostensibly practices at will employment, with either party being able to terminate their contract for any reason, provided that the correct notice period is given.
Only employees above the age of 50 with more than 20 years of service to the company are eligible for severance pay. Then, the standard minimum severance pay is two months’ wages.
We are Switzerland Employer of Record experts
We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Switzerland. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:
Unsure what’s required when employing staff in Switzerland? Find out about Switzerland Work Permits and Visas here
Wondering what it’s like to work in Switzerland? We’ve got you covered in our extensive guide
Learn more about how you can attract and retain staff in Switzerland with both statutory and enhanced employee benefits
Wondering if expanding
in Switzerland is right for you?
Read on or speak to a member of our team now
Switzerland Employer of Record Benefits
When you choose Agility EOR to expand in Switzerland, we guarantee an EOR Service tailored to the needs of your business
Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.
Frequently Asked Questions
Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.
Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.
Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.
We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.
As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so.
We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.
We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!