Updated 23.05.2024

Contract for private household employee 

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.




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: 

  • 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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