Regulation of the hiring of domestic staff in Switzerland

Ref. CERN/DG-RH/17038 (July 2011)

The Permanent Mission of Switzerland has informed CERN that the Private Household Employees Ordinance of June 6th, 2011 entered into force on July 1st, 2011.

The members of the personnel concerned are reminded that they must comply with the provisions of the Ordinance, which replaces the Directive on the hiring of private servants of May 1st, 2006. However, employment contracts concluded before the entry into force of the Ordinance will remain subject to the Directive of May 1st, 2006 at the latest until the expiry of the legitimation card of the private employee. The employer and the private employee may at any time conclude a new contract that is in conformity with the Ordinance of June 6th, 2011.

The full text, forms and standard working contracts are available on the Swiss Mission's website:

This notification cancels the information published in document CERN/DSU-RH/13456 on October 9th, 2006.

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