Updated 19.07.2024

Contract for private household employee for Switzerland

A contract of employment for an employee in a private house or flat.

Use this contract: 

  • To hire a domestic worker of any kind, such as a nanny, gardener, cook, security guard or private chauffeur.
  • If you want to employ someone on a permanent or fixed-term contract, full-time (100%) or part-time.
  • Whether the salary is gross or net, annual, monthly, or hourly, paid in 12 or 13 monthly instalments, or otherwise.
  • Whether or not you wish to include more obligations, benefits or restrictions than are required by law.


30 CHF/document


Jurisdiction: Switzerland
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Protect yourself legally as an employer with the following options: 

  • Clear definition of working hours, breaks and holiday schedule. 
  • Possibility of payment in lieu of notice of dismissal, suspension from work as a disciplinary measure, and immediate termination for cause. 
  • Precondition of employment, duty of loyalty, diligence, and obligation to return equipment and tools in the same condition. 

Offer the employee the following protection and benefits: 

  • Salary net of all taxes and social security contributions, 13th salary and shorter payment periods. 
  • Extended holiday entitlement, additional paid or unpaid leave. 
  • Employer’s car or bank card, with flat-rate expense cover and additional benefits in cash or in kind. 
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