The International HR & Payroll Company
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IRIS Global Workforce Management will simplify Swiss payroll and HR. A trusted global payroll and HR specialist, we have 88 in-country experts available to support your international employees and ensure they get paid on time, every time.

Navigating Swiss payroll and HR is not always simple without a sepcialist to help guide you, especially if compliance is a top priority for your globally expanding businesses. With differing laws, cultures and regulations, it can feel overwhelming to understand what’s expected of an employer. Fortunately, our expert teams are here to help.

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    Payroll in Switzerland 

    We manage everything for you, removing the complications of global payroll – from pay to benefits. Through our payroll support, your growing workforce will be paid accurately, every time.  

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    HR in Switzerland 

    Companies entrust our Swiss HR services to support their global employees, especially when it comes to legislation and compliance. Let us help your business thrive.

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    Employment Law Compliance

    We will help you compliantly onboard new talent. As an in-country specialist, we can help with contracts, policies, handbooks and more.

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    Global Payments Services

    We are a specialist in compliant, global payment services for all kinds of businesses. We make your cross-border transfers cost-effective.  

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    Location Data

    Switzerland FlagSwitzerland
    Europe (Central Europe)
    Calling Code
    Swiss franc (CHF)
    $1 = Fr0.89
    Main Language
    Other Business Languages
    French, Italian, English & Romansh
    Tax Year Start
    1st January
    Tax Year Start
    31st December

    Details correct at time of publication. You should not rely on these details without first seeking professional international advice.

    A trusted advisor for global expansion

    We support businesses in 135 countries worldwide to reach their expansion goals.

    Global Expansion in Switzerland

    Are you considering expanding your business to Switzerland? With the country surrounded by Europe’s major economies, you really will be in the heart of Europe. Not only this, but Switzerland has an appealing federal taxation system, as well as a number 2 ranking in the top destinations by average job value of investment project by the IBM Global Location Trends report.

    Employer Must-Dos

    In Switzerland, the following reports must be submitted to strict deadlines

    • Corporate income tax returns
    • Swiss municipal business tax
    • VAT returns

    HR in Switzerland

    What are the regular working hours in Switzerland?

    The average working hours in Switzerland are between 40 and 42 hours. Under Swiss law, an employee can work a maximum of 45-50 hours in one week (dependent on sector).


    Termination periods must adhere to the following agreements. One month during the initial year of service, 2 months between the 2nd and 9th year of service, and 3 months following the 9th year. However, termination can also take place without advance notice if a ‘serious cause’ occurs.

    Payroll in Switzerland

    What tax considerations are there?

    In Switzerland, there are three different levels of income tax. Federal level income tax, which is the same across the country; Cantonal level (a canton is like a state in the United States), which is the same across particular cantons; and municipal level tax, which follows cantonal level but allows their own communal tax rate. Corporations are also subject to Swiss corporate income tax as well as tax on equity at cantonal and municipal level.

    Find out more about International Payroll

    To find out more about international payroll and its implications and considerations that come along with it, download our free guide to international payroll.

    IRIS’s Swiss Payroll and HR Solutions

    IRIS takes away the stress of Swiss payroll and HR compliance. Our in-country teams are on hand to guide your business in the right direction, providing you with the information you need. Whether you’re looking for HR or payroll services in Zürich, Geneva or Bern, we’ll handle the complex payroll and HR processes so you don’t have to, allowing you to get on with the important things.

    • Swiss employment contracts
    • Payroll processing
    • Handling of payments
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Tax and labour law consulting
    • Assisting in payroll audit (or payroll department audit)
    • Handling of confidential payroll
    • Assistance in company restructuring plan
    • Assistance in implementation of procedures
    • Assistance with start-up (in link with lawyers)

    Stay Compliant – Payroll and HR Services in Switzerland

    Looking for a global HR and payroll partner you can trust? IRIS is the partners you’ve been searching for. Our Swiss payroll and HR solutions ensure complete compliance, helping you to grow your business internationally with complete peace of mind. Adhering to Swiss legislation and employment law – it’s what we do.