Updated 19.07.2024

Simplified employment agreement for Switzerland

An employment contract for any type of employee, full-time or part-time, permanent or fixed-term, with no additional benefits, obligations or restrictions.

Use this contract: 

  • If you do not wish to impose any more obligations or restrictions on the employee than are provided for by law.
  • If you do not wish to grant more benefits to the employee than are provided for by law.
  • If you wish to employ an employee on a permanent or fixed-term basis, full-time (100%) or part-time.
  • If you want to employ all kinds of staff, from trainees to senior executives, from manual workers to office staff.
  • Whether the salary is gross or net, annual, monthly, or hourly, paid in 12 or 13 monthly instalments, or otherwise.


30 CHF/document


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

  • Clear definition of working hours and breaks, with a general obligation to work overtime if necessary, and a holiday schedule. 
  • Prohibition of incidental work in the case of full-time employment and during holidays. 
  • Obligation to travel or represent the employer by signature. 
  • Possibility of payment in lieu of dismissal leave, suspension from work as a disciplinary measure, and immediate termination for cause. 
  • Condition precedent to employment, duty of loyalty, diligence, and obligation to return equipment and tools in the same condition. 

Offer the worker the following protection and benefits: 

  • Flexible working hours, paid lunch break and home office policy. 
  • Salary net of all taxes and social security contributions, 13th salary and shorter payment periods. 
  • Extended holiday entitlement, additional paid or unpaid leave. 
  • Entitlement to all or part of tips received from customers. 
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