In late 2014 the Swiss federal council announced that the 2015 work permit quota would be reduced considerably, which led to a severe tightening in Switzerland’s immigration practice. In this article you will find an overview of the most important changes in immigration practice that took place in the first half of 2015.
Every inbound assignee must be paid a salary that meets Swiss reference salary requirements for the time working in Switzerland. Thus, salaries currently paid in euro bear the risk to turn out to be too low and therefore not to be compliant anymore as a consequence of the decision of the SNB.
As of January 1st 2015 only few changes in Swiss Immigration Law will become effective. But those few changes, in particular the reduction of work permit quotas, will have drastic consequences. The following shall give you an overview of the changes and their impact as well as related mitigation recommendations.