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February 6, 2023

Switzerland relaxes rules for hiring highly skilled non-EEA nationals

Effective February 1, the Swiss government implemented new measures to simplify the hiring and admission of highly skilled non-EEA nationals. Swiss employers that seek to fill vacancies in certain positions or professions are now exempt from the requirement to conduct labor market tests prior to sponsoring highly skilled non-EEA nationals on local employment contracts for work permits. This change applies to employers that seek to fill vacancies in healthcare professions (e.g., surgical, acute and emergency care) and technical or specialized jobs in the ICT sector (e.g., specialized database and network professionals, computer network and systems technicians).

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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