Updated 24.06.2024

Standard employment agreement for Switzerland

A versatile employment contract for all types of employees, full-time or part-time, permanent or fixed-term, with additional benefits, obligations or restrictions.

Use this contract: 

  • To employ an employee of any kind, from trainee to senior manager, from manual worker to office staff.
  • If you want to employ an employee on a permanent or fixed-term basis, 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 want to give the employee more benefits than are provided for by law.
  • Whether or not you wish to impose more restrictions and responsibilities than are provided for by law.




This contract is governed by Swiss law and complies with collective labour agreements (CLA)

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Protect yourself legally as an employer with the following options: 

  • 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 the employee the following protection and benefits: 

  • 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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