Employment Services in Switzerland
How temporary workers are employed and managed in Switzerland is different from most other countries. Even if you’re already an experienced contractor with knowledge of working elsewhere – then be prepared to throw away the rule book – Switzerland is different!
All employment contracts are regulated by Swiss legislation (labour law). Each employee contributes to the Swiss social security system (old age insurance – first pillar, unemployment insurance, and other cantonal provisions), occupational pension (second pillar – regulated by pension plans). Income from work is subject to taxes that will be paid directly by the employer pay himself or will be withheld from the employee’s salary dependent on their status in the country.
Through the employer, the employee is insured against accidents (occupational and non-professional). A loss of earnings insurance in case of illness is also often taken up by the employer, However, the employee must personally take out private health insurance in Switzerland with rare exceptions to cover the treatment related costs. The Swiss insurance taken out by your employer will thus cover your salary during absences related to the accident or illness.
Swissroll is happy to assist you with the details that apply to you as an individual as well as “softer”, but often more important issues during your stay in Switzerland– such as: What to look out for when renting a flat? Where to learn one of the Swiss national languages. Where you may obtain personal health insurance. How to open a bank account, or buy a train ticket?
Family is important and you may have separate concerns about living in Switzerland. We understand that it can be complicated and different to what you are used to – so let us help to try and make it smoother, and don’t be afraid to ask more than once!
Labour leasing in Switzerland is complex, with rules and regulations which specifically govern the way in which temporary workers are employed and managed. Our experience can help you.
In addition, our solutions can help contractors maximise their revenue. We assist contractors to attain more by way of optimum tax planning and income handling both in their home – and work countries.