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Employer of Record (EOR) in LiLiechtenstein






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Doing business in Liechtenstein

The country’s highly diversified and growing economy offers many opportunities for companies considering global expansion in Liechtenstein.

Recruiting in Liechtenstein is extremely competitive. Over half of the workforce commutes from a neighboring country, so hiring will likely require work permits for international employees.

Employment contracts in Liechtenstein

When negotiating the terms of an employment contract and offer letter with employees in Liechtenstein, it may be useful to keep the following details in mind. Several sectors may have employment conditions and market standards set by Gesamtarbeitsverträge (GAV), or Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs).

In Liechtenstein, employment contracts can be oral or written, but it is best practice to put a strong, written contract in place, in German, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Liechtenstein should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Swiss francs rather than another currency.

Working hours in Liechtenstein

The maximum workweek for your employees is 45 to 48 hours, depending on the industry. Employees between the ages of 15 and 18 are an exception, and they should have a 40-hour workweek at most. If a company operates in an industrial, technical, or retail sector, employees over 18 year of age can work up to 45 hours a week. Employees in any other field should work a maximum of 48 hours per week. The workweek can be extended by an additional 4 hours for specific enterprises or groups.

Weekly overtime beyond an additional 4 hours is permitted only if the employee is willing. Companies must provide 25% additional remuneration or leave as compensation for overtime work. Nighttime work is prohibited and can only occur with special permission from the Office of Economic Affairs.

The total number of work hours within 4 months should not exceed 48 hours per week, including additional work hours. Additional work hours are allowed in specific circumstances with extra pay:

  • Urgent tasks
  • Inventory taking
  • Extraordinary workload
  • Liquidation and rendering of accounts
  • Avoidance or rectification of critical operation interruptions

Rest day work is compensated at double the regular wages. Employees are also entitled to breaks corresponding to the number of consecutive hours worked:

  • 15 minutes for 5.5 hours’ work
  • 30 minutes for 7 hours of work
  • 1 hour for 9 or more hours’ work

Vacation leave in Liechtenstein

Employees with a 5-day workweek are entitled to 20 days of paid annual leave. Those who work a 6-day week should receive 24 days of paid annual leave. Employees must notify their employers of the days they’d like to take leave, and employers may approve or deny requests for those days.

Unused leave from one year may be carried over to the next year if used by March 31.

Liechtenstein sick leave

Employees who have worked for their employer for at least 3 months and work over 8 hours per week may receive sick leave with full pay from their second day of absence until they return to work. They are also permitted up to 3 days of leave to care for a sick family member.

Maternity leave in Liechtenstein

Pregnant employees are entitled to 20 weeks of paid maternity leave, 16 of which must be taken after giving birth. Either parent may take up to 4 months of unpaid parental leave until the child turns 3. Adoptive or foster parents may take unpaid leave until the child turns 5.

Termination and severance in Liechtenstein

During the probationary period, employers may terminate employment at any time, provided they give 7 days’ notice. This period is generally 1-3 months. After the probationary period, employers may only dismiss an employee on justifiable grounds, and they must provide the appropriate notice:

  • 1 month’s notice for 1 year of employment
  • 2 months’ notice for 5-9 years of employment
  • 3 months’ notice for 10 or more years of employment

If employers terminate employment due to economic issues, they must provide 4 weeks of pay per year of service as severance.

Liechtenstein taxes and benefits

Companies are responsible for withholding taxes from each employee’s paycheck and contributing to social security payments. The income tax system in the country is progressive, ranging from 0% to 8%. Employers will also need to pay a communal tax, which is a surcharge on the income tax.

Employees receive state-sponsored healthcare and social security. In many industries, providing a 13th-month salary at the end of the year is common practice, so employers may want to offer it as a bonus to employees.

Liechtenstein holidays

Employees are entitled to paid leave during each of these national public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Epiphany
  • Candlemas
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day/May Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Corpus Christi
  • Liechtenstein National Day
  • Nativity of Our Lady
  • All Saints’ Day
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas Day
  • St Stephen’s Day

Liechtenstein states may require leave for additional holidays.

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THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. You should always consult with and rely on your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). G-P does not provide legal or tax advice. The information is general and not tailored to a specific company or workforce and does not reflect G-P’s product delivery in any given jurisdiction. G-P makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss caused by use of, or reliance on, the information.

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