Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Swiss Franc (CHF)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

15 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

20 days

Sick Leave

Typically, an employee receives sick pay from the second day of their illness until they are well enough to return to work. The daily allowance is paid out for a maximum of 720 days within 900 consecutive days. If an employee is completely unable to work, they are eligible to receive 80% of their salary.

Maternity Leave

20 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

There is no minimum wage.

Overtime Pay

Overtime pay in Liechtenstein is generally paid at a premium rate, which is usually 25% above the regular hourly rate. However, this may vary depending on the specific provisions of the employment contract or collective bargaining agreement.

Additional Pay

Employees customarily receive a Christmas Bonus, known as Weihnachtsgeld. It is 100% of the monthly old-age pension and is typically paid in December.

Payroll Cycle

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

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 9.6%: Old age, survivors, and disability insurance 
  • 1.9%: Family compensation fund
  • 1%: Unemployment insurance
  • 0.1%: Occupational accident insurance
  • Occupational pension scheme: The employer’s share is usually one-half

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 4.70%: Old age, survivors, and disability insurance
  • 0.5%: Unemployment insurance on the first CHF 126,000 of compensation

Employment Information

Termination Process

Generally speaking, each party to an employment contract has the right to provide notice at any time, with or without cause, as long as the legally required or contractually specified notice period is followed.

Notice period

Following the probationary period, the statutory notice periods are one month during the first year of service, two months during the second year and through the ninth year of employment, and three months beyond that. The length of the written notice period, however, is up to the parties' discretion and can be amended in writing. 

Probation Period

The standard probation period in Liechtenstein is one month.

Severance Details

Employees have a pro-rata entitlement to holidays and other benefits, such as bonus payments or share-based remuneration, if the working relationship ends within a calendar year provided that these payments qualify as a part of the salary. The employment contract may also provide severance pay, compensation for a non-compete provision, or other terms. 

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

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