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First off, I will point out that I am an existing EF member, granted permission to create this temporary login to maintain my anonymity, for now.

I have the opportunity to apply for a home-based position with a non-EU company - Japanese in fact - with offices throughout Europe, but not in Switzerland. I wonder if anyone has been in a similar situation and can answer some questions, or just knows some general facts. Given I have Swiss citizenship:
  • What's it like working for a Japanese company?
  • How would AVS/AHV be organised?
  • 2nd pillar, would I have to arrange my own?
  • Accident insurance - again, arrange my own?
  • Holidays and salary - Swiss or company regulations?
I know some of these I can clarify at interview, should I get one, but I want to know if there are any Swiss regulations and laws governing such a situation. If there is a federation link that would help, that would be great.
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Old 07.01.2017, 13:34
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First off, I will point out that I am an existing EF member, granted permission to create this temporary login to maintain my anonymity, for now.

I have the opportunity to apply for a home-based position with a non-EU company - Japanese in fact - with offices throughout Europe, but not in Switzerland. I wonder if anyone has been in a similar situation and can answer some questions, or just knows some general facts. Given I have Swiss citizenship:
  • What's it like working for a Japanese company?
  • How would AVS/AHV be organised?
  • 2nd pillar, would I have to arrange my own?
  • Accident insurance - again, arrange my own?
  • Holidays and salary - Swiss or company regulations?
I know some of these I can clarify at interview, should I get one, but I want to know if there are any Swiss regulations and laws governing such a situation. If there is a federation link that would help, that would be great.
Im a bit surprised. Apart from maybe question 1 all items were asked and answered already?
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Re: Working from home for a non-EU company

No, otherwise I wouldn't be asking for confirmation/clarification.
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Re: Working from home for a non-EU company

Something I forgot, my CV. I have a typical Swiss CV with picture, personal details, inside leg measurement etc etc. Should I trim it down and make it more universal? I'm not sure what is the norm for CVs for Japanese companies.
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Re: Working from home for a non-EU company

There are four ways for a company not resident in Switzerland to "employ" someone residing in Switzerland:
1) Self-employed: Person is registered as self-employed in Switzerland and could agree a contract with your company as a contractor.
- This will not likely work for the situation described.
2) Incorporated entity: Person has an incorporated legal entity such as a GmbH/ LLC, of which he is an employee. The legal entity could sign a contract with your company.
3) ANOBAG: This is where the person resident in Switzerland is an employee of the company. The employee would be responsible for social security payments on the company's behalf, which would often be done by an accounting firm.
4) Payroll Service: This is where your company would contract with a payroll company such as Randstad, Adecco, etc. which would hire the person under contract to you.

For 4), the payroll service would be responsible for organizing and making AHV, Unfallversicherung, Pillar II, etc. contributions. For 2) and 3), you or your owned company would be responsible for these insurances.

Hope this assists you.
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There are four ways for a company not resident in Switzerland to "employ" someone residing in Switzerland:
1) Self-employed: Person is registered as self-employed in Switzerland and could agree a contract with your company as a contractor.
- This will not likely work for the situation described.
2) Incorporated entity: Person has an incorporated legal entity such as a GmbH/ LLC, of which he is an employee. The legal entity could sign a contract with your company.
3) ANOBAG: This is where the person resident in Switzerland is an employee of the company. The employee would be responsible for social security payments on the company's behalf, which would often be done by an accounting firm.
4) Payroll Service: This is where your company would contract with a payroll company such as Randstad, Adecco, etc. which would hire the person under contract to you.

For 4), the payroll service would be responsible for organizing and making AHV, Unfallversicherung, Pillar II, etc. contributions. For 2) and 3), you or your owned company would be responsible for these insurances.

Hope this assists you.
Thanks. That's the kind of information I was after.
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Re: Working from home for a non-EU company

Thanks for the links (even the duplicate one ), but most of the questions are related to permit issues, which don' affect me.

Anyone have an opinion on the CV-format question?
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