Updated 19.07.2024

Short employment contract 

The employment contract supplements the staff regulations and governs only key points relating to employment.

Use this contract: 

  • When you have staff regulations in place.
  • If you want to hire an employee on the same or similar terms as others, broadly defined in the regulations.
  • If you only want to deal with key issues in the individual employment contract, such as the position, hours, location, amount of pay and start date.


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Jurisdiction: Switzerland
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Protect yourself as an employer with the following options in staff regulations: 

  • Restrictions on non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-competition, even after employment, with penalties. 
  • Extensive monitoring measures, obligation to record working hours and submit to regular checks. 
  • Clear definition of working hours and breaks, with a general obligation to work overtime, travel and take business trips. 
  • Possibility of payment in lieu of dismissal leave, suspension from work as a disciplinary measure, and immediate termination for cause. 
  • Duty of loyalty, diligence and obligation to return equipment and tools in the same condition, with limits on coverage of expenses and use of equipment or vehicles. 

Offer benefits to the employee with the following options in the regulations: 

  • Bonuses and benefits of all kinds, including training funding, sales commission, performance-based and non-performance-based bonuses. 
  • Longer holidays, extended redundancy leave, no trial period and seniority pay. 
  • Salary net of any tax or social security contributions, 13th salary, shorter payment periods and right to tips. 
  • Flexible working hours, paid lunch break and home office policy. 
  • Company car or card, parking space, equipment, tools, or other expenses covered, including lump-sum payments. 
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