In case of a posting to Switzerland, the foreign employer must respect the following requirements:
- Posted workers must be notified at least 8 days before the start date of the assignment in Switzerland
- For the entire duration of the posting, minimum working and wage conditions must be respected
- The foreign employer must bear housing, boarding and travel costs
- Self-employed service providers must proof their status of self-employed workers
Foreign employers may face administrative penalties in case of violations of these obligations.
- Violation of the notification obligation – up to Sfr5,000;
- Violation of the minimum working and wage conditions – up to Sfr30,000 and/or a one to five-year ban on providing services;
- Violation of housing regulations – up to Sfr5,000;
- Violation of the documentation obligation for self-employed workers – up to Sfr5,000.
For serious offences, competent authorities may impose criminal penalties, such as in the case of providing false information or opposing the control of the competent authority.
More importantly, a fine of up to Sfr 1 million must be paid for systematic violations against minimum working and wage conditions.