The SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) is regulating the activities of private placement and labour leasing in Switzerland. We are providing an abstract of their guidelines regarding placement and labour leasing activities involving Switzerland and foreign countries.
A foreign recruitment agency provides workers to a Swiss services company
A Swiss labour leasing company hires foreign workers provided by a foreign recruitment agency
A foreign recruitment agency provides workers to Swiss companies
A Swiss recruitment agency with federal (international) private placement licence from SECO places foreign workers in Swiss companies
A foreign labour leasing company leases workers to a Swiss company
The Swiss company fulfills an order in Switzerland with the leased workers and its own employees
A foreign freelancer works for a Swiss company. He is working under the Swiss company's direction and paid according to a timesheet as \ opposed la flat rate. .)
The Swiss company fulfills an order in Switzerland with the help of the foreign freelancer
A Swiss labour leasing company leases workers to a foreign company
The foreign company provides services in Switzerland with its own employees and foreign workers leased by the Swiss labour leasing company
A foreign worker is hired for the first time by a Swiss labour leasing company
Swiss labour leasing company with federal (international) labour leasing licence from SECO
A foreign labour leasing company leases workers to its Swiss branch
The Swiss branch of the foreign labour leasing company with federal (International) labour leasing licensefrom SECO leases workers to end clients in Switzerland
A foreign labour leasing company leases workers to a second foreign company
The second foreign company provides services in Switzerland with its own employees and the contractors leased by the first company
Jan 1, 2017
The international convention on the automatic sharing of banking information entered into force on January 1. This announces the beginning of the end of the country’s reputation as a tax haven. Such automatic information exchanges are aimed at bringing an end to Switzerland's long-cherished banking secrecy practices and help prevent foreigners from stashing undeclared income in Swiss banks.
The Swiss parliament is meanwhile expected to give the green light before the end of the year to similar accords with Iceland, Norway, Japan, Canada, South Korea and the British crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Jan 1, 2017
Young foreigners up to the age of 25 who were born in Switzerland and have been to school for five years in the country are eligible for the facilitated naturalisation. The requirement is that one of their parents must be Swiss-born and has to have spent at least ten years in the country. In addition, one of the grandparents must have had a resident’s permit.
If all of these conditions are met, a foreigner can apply for a passport under a legal amendment.
The decision by the Senate is the latest stage in eight years of debate on a proposal by a Social Democratic parliamentarian. The House of Representatives has already approved the amendments.