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How to Hire Workers in Switzerland | Employer of Record (EOR) in Switzerland

Navigating the labor laws and regulations of Switzerland is made easy with our EOR services. We handle all aspects of local employment, ensuring compliance and smooth operations for your business. From payroll to benefits, our team provides comprehensive support tailored to meet the unique needs of your business in Switzerland. Expand into the Swiss market with confidence, knowing that you have a reliable partner managing your international employment needs.

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Switzerland, known for its picturesque landscapes, high quality of life, and stable economy, is an attractive destination for businesses looking to expand internationally. TCWGlobal serves as your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of hiring in Switzerland, offering comprehensive solutions for building your contingent workforce.

With a population of over 8.6 million people, Switzerland boasts a highly skilled and multilingual workforce. From the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the pristine waters of Lake Geneva, the country offers a unique blend of natural beauty and modernity.

When expanding your business into Switzerland, compliance with local regulations is crucial. TCWGlobal, as your employer of record, ensures that your contingent workforce is fully compliant, minimizing risks for your organization.

In addition to compliance, TCWGlobal provides personalized services tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require assistance with payrolling management, benefits administration, or any other aspect of HR, our team is dedicated to supporting you.

Partnering with TCWGlobal guarantees a seamless and successful expansion into Switzerland. Our expertise and local knowledge make us the ideal partner for businesses looking to establish a contingent workforce in this dynamic market.
Probationary Periods

The first month of employment is deemed a trial period and can be extended to three months by written contract. Seven days’ notice is required to terminate a Worker during the probationary period. 


Workers recognize one paid federal holiday and up to eight cantonal (regional) holidays. Work performed on a public holiday must be optional and compensated at 150%.


Workers over the age of 20 are entitled to four weeks paid vacation per year or a pro-rata portion thereof. Unused vacation generally cannot be carried over to the following year. 

Sick Leave

After three months of service, Workers are entitled to paid sick leave for up to three weeks during the first year of service (that amount increases in subsequent years). A medical certificate may be requested after three consecutive days of absence due to injury or illness.

Working Hours

A regular work week is 45 or 50 hours depending on the nature of the work. Workers are entitled to one day off each week, which should generally be a Sunday. Workers are entitled to 11 consecutive hours of rest per day.


Hours over the contractual hours or statutory maximum per week are considered overtime and must be compensated at 125% or time off in lieu. Hours over the statutory weekly maximum are considered “extra hours” and are limited to two hours per day and 140 to 170 hours per year depending upon the workweek.

Mandatory Bonuses

Received in December


Workers must observe the same notice periods as employers in resigning. The notice must be written and contain the termination date.

How an EOR Can Help You Win Fast

TCWGlobal stands unmatched as the leading employer of record service provider. Our global reach, expertise in diverse industries, and commitment to client satisfaction makes us the best choice. Looking for a global employer of record or international payrolling partner that will work with you and not for you? Trust TCWGlobal. We are here for you.

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