Updated 23.05.2024

Simplified employment agreement 

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.




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 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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