Employment Agreement (standard)

Key points and English template

On this page, we provide you with an overview of the most important aspects of an employment agreement in Switzerland, including the elements to be taken into account when drawing up the agreement.

Subsequently, we will provide you with a legally compliant template of an employment agreement under Swiss law.

Use an Employment Agreement if...

… you are hiring a new employee on standard terms

Key Points included in an Employement Agreement:

What is an Employment Agreement?

Under an employment agreement, a company (employer) hires an employee who becomes part of its organization

Employees enjoy a limited number of statutory rights and protections, for example the right to holidays and to a salary.  

The standard employment agreement is a one-size-fits-all document which can be used for most employment relationships. It sets out the parties’ respective main rights and obligations, such as the employee’s title and duties or workload, and can easily be adapted. 

While, in theory, it does not need to be made in writing, a number of important provisions (for example non-compete covenants) must be laid down in writing to be enforceable.  

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