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"social charge" in hiring an employee?

Hi. I am in a process of changing employer. For salary, the new employer gave me my annual salary as a number, let's say, A CHF/year. They also say that in addition to that, they will have to pay 19% of my declared salary as social charge to the canton. So, essentially, hiring me costs them totally 119%*A CHF/year.

I'm just curious about this 19% "social charge". What is this? I understand that the employer have half share of the 1st pillar (one half is 5.05% of salary), and also the 2nd pillar (it varies but for my previous employer their share is less than the 1st pillar), and also half of the unemployment insurance (1% of salary). What else makes these things 19% in total?
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Old 20.08.2012, 23:07
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Re: "social charge" in hiring an employee?

This might help in some way:

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Hi. I am in a process of changing employer. For salary, the new employer gave me my annual salary as a number, let's say, A CHF/year. They also say that in addition to that, they will have to pay 19% of my declared salary as social charge to the canton. So, essentially, hiring me costs them totally 119%*A CHF/year.

I'm just curious about this 19% "social charge". What is this? I understand that the employer have half share of the 1st pillar (one half is 5.05% of salary), and also the 2nd pillar (it varies but for my previous employer their share is less than the 1st pillar), and also half of the unemployment insurance (1% of salary). What else makes these things 19% in total?
I think they are paying more than the minimium pension contributions on your behalf. Non work accident insurance is the best part of 3% often split 50% but I think they may be picking up the whole tab.
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