What is the change? The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published a national wage calculation tool online.

What does the change mean? Cantonal labor authorities will use the new tool to confirm that the salaries of posted workers match the legal minimal salary by canton.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Who is affected: Companies sending workers on assignment to Switzerland and host entities.
  • Business impact: Companies, authorities and employees will be able to more easily and efficiently determine the typical salary for posted workers by canton.

Background: In Switzerland, the minimum salary required for workers depends on the profession, the sector of activity and location. Prior to the introduction of the new calculation tool, individual cantons hosted their own wage calculators. The new calculator provides a streamlined tool for companies and authorities to determine wage requirements throughout Switzerland.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should use the tool to determine the required minimum salaries of workers in Switzerland.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.