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Liechtenstein PEO &
Employer of Record

SALARY PAYMENT IN Swiss Franc (CHF)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES  German / English

PAYROLL TAX 15.18%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

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Hire in Liechtenstein

Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Liechtenstein labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures Liechtenstein payroll is processed on time, and that taxes are withheld as required.

As the Liechtenstein Employer of Record, Horizons is responsible for employee income tax withholding, payment of payroll taxes to state authorities, and submission of tax returns to the Liechtenstein Tax Office. 

Partnering with our Liechtenstein PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Liechtenstein market.

Facts & Stats

PEO Platform

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PEO Cost

Our Liechtenstein PEO solution is the most affordable on the market.

Time-to-hire

Fast onboarding in Liechtenstein, hire in as little as 24 hours.

Contracts

We draft labor contracts compliant with Liechtenstein labor law.

Local Benefits

We administer all mandatory benefits and contributions in Liechtenstein.

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Employment Laws

Liechtenstein employment contracts

In Liechtenstein, contracts of employment can technically be verbal or written, but we always recommend putting a formal written contract in place when hiring employees. These contracts should provide all necessary details such as salary, expected duties, and any benefits and entitlements, be written in the German language, and use the local currency of the Swiss franc.

Fixed-term
Probationary period1 – 3 months
Termination notice period1 – 3 months
SeveranceNot required
Indefinite
Probationary period1 – 3 months
Termination notice period1 – 3 months
SeveranceNot required

Working hours in Liechtenstein

The standard working week for employees in Liechtenstein is 45 hours, spread over five days.

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Public holidays in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan, 2024New Year’s Day
6 Jan, 2024Epiphany
2 Feb, 2024Candlemas
19 Mar, 2024St Joseph’s Day
1 Apr, 2024Easter Monday
1 May, 2024Labour Day/May Day
9 May, 2024Ascension Day
20 May, 2024Whit Monday
30 May, 2024Corpus Christi
15 Aug, 2024Liechtenstein National Day
8 Sep, 2024Nativity of Our Lady
1 Nov, 2024All Saints’ Day
8 Dec, 2024Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 Dec, 2024Christmas Day
26 Dec, 2024St Stephen’s Day

Vacation in Liechtenstein

Employees in Liechtenstein are generally entitled to a minimum of four weeks (20 days) of paid vacation leave annually.

Sick leave in Liechtenstein

Generally, employees in Liechtenstein receive sick pay of at least 80% of lost pay when unable to work through sickness. This compensation is paid by the state, and usually starts on the second day of absence up to a limit of 720 days in any 900-day period.

Maternity and paternity leave in Liechtenstein

Female employees in Liechtenstein are entitled to 20 weeks of paid maternity leave, with a minimum of 16 weeks after birth.

Taxation in Liechtenstein

The income tax system in Liechtenstein is progressive, with employees paying a higher percentage at higher income levels. This national tax, ranging from 0% to 8%, is very low relative to most countries, but there is also a communal tax which makes the actual total tax liability between 2.5% and 22.4%.

The corporate tax rate in Liechtenstein is 12.5%.

Health insurance in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein has a public universal healthcare system, and all employees must contribute to national health insurance. For this reason, private insurance is not necessary, although some employers may choose to offer it as a benefit.

Employee severance and terminations in Liechtenstein

Employees in Liechtenstein are usually entitled to a notice period prior to termination from employment. The mandatory notice period varies from one month to three months, depending on the length of service.

Probation periods in Liechtenstein are usually roughly one month long, but may be as long as three months.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Liechtenstein

There is no mandatory minimum wage in Liechtenstein.

Minimum Wage Country Comparison Chart (Per month in USD)
Switzerland (Geneva) $4,000
Italy $2,255
Australia $1996
Algeria $156
Uzbekistan $22
Benefit management in Liechtenstein

Organizing a Liechtenstein benefits system for your employees can be a long and difficult process as a foreign company. You should be prepared to spend a significant amount of time setting up the system and keeping it compliant, which can cause delays in the hiring process.

Outsourcing your Liechtenstein benefits management is a fast, simple, and effective way to get everything up and running in full compliance with federal and provincial laws.

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FAQs

A Liechtenstein PEO and a Liechtenstein EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Liechtenstein.

The main difference between a Liechtenstein PEO and a Liechtenstein EOR is in the scope of their services.

Liechtenstein PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Liechtenstein PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Liechtenstein EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Liechtenstein.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Liechtenstein. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Liechtenstein can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Liechtenstein.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Liechtenstein may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Liechtenstein PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Liechtenstein.

It is possible to get a work visa in Liechtenstein. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Liechtenstein are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.