Remote’s guide to employing in

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Make employment in Switzerland easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Switzerland, all in one easy-to-use platform.

Company name
Remote Consulting Services Switzerland GmbH

Dammstrasse 19, Zug, Zug CH-6300

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Swiss franc (Fr, CHF)

  • Languages

    German (Swiss-German), Romansh, French, and Italian

  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll

Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Swiss franc (Fr, CHF)

  • Languages

    German (Swiss-German), Romansh, French, and Italian

  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    $$$$ (2 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate


Known for its high quality of life, beautiful nature, and highly educated population, Switzerland is home to talented workers in a variety of industries. As a country with one of the highest costs of living in the world, it’s also a place where salaries tend to match. People in Switzerland often speak multiple languages, so communication is rarely difficult. Come to Switzerland to find your next team member, then stay for the beautiful scenery (and the chocolate).

Grow your team in Switzerland with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Switzerland? Companies hiring in Switzerland must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider to maintain compliance with Swiss employment regulations.

Remote's global employment services in Switzerland can grow your local team. The Remote platform is purpose-built to handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for all of your Swiss team members. You can also pay contractors now in Switzerland with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Switzerland, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Switzerland may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Switzerland

Swiss employment law provides strong protections for workers. In addition, salaries in Switzerland are some of the highest in the world, so companies must be prepared to pay a premium for top talent.

Non-EU or EFTA citizens must acquire work permits to work in Switzerland. The Swiss government has strict standards about who qualifies for a work permit, with some skills weighted more heavily than others.

To employ workers or contractors in Switzerland, contact Remote to learn more about your options.

Minimum Wage

Switzerland does not have a national minimum wage, although a few cantons set their own laws regarding minimum worker compensation. Collective bargaining agreements within industries often substitute for legislation on a minimum wage for workers, though the Swiss government often revisits the subject.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Switzerland fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is often 8 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

4 Public holidays

Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Neujahrstag)
Thursday, May 9, 20242Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ (Christi Himmelfahrt)
Thursday, August 1, 20243Swiss National Day (Schweizer Nationalfeiertag)
Wednesday, December 25, 20244Christmas Day (Weihnachtstag)

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Competitive benefits package in Switzerland

Remote supports our clients by offering competitive benefits packages that will help you attract and retain the best talent across the globe. Our benefits specialists have done the research on norms and requirements in each local market and have crafted packages that will allow your employees to thrive, no matter what country they call home.

Our benefits packages in Switzerland are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Local market insights

Remote's core benefits offering (which often include healthcare provisions) are required in most countries of our operations. We do not require customers to offer benefits in Switzerland due to its strong public system and local laws that protect employers against claims of non-discriminatory hiring practices. However, we do recommend that employers in Switzerland offer benefits to their employees based on market standards. Note that Remote does not add a markup on any benefits premiums or administration costs.

For more insight into fair equity and benefits best practices, download our Global Benefits Guide and share with the rest of your hiring team.

Fair Pricing in Switzerland

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility


Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app