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When you employ a nanny it is important to put put together an employment contract to ensure both you and the nanny are protected legally. In Switzerland, there are Standard Employment Contract regulations for Domestic Staff including nannies. Please bear these in mind when drawing up a contract including minimum salaries.

Below are some key points to include in your nanny contract:

  • Full name and addresses of both the employee and employer, contact details
  • The start date and whether the contract is open ended or fixed
  • The duties and responsibilities required in detail
  • Salary and contributions / deductions
  • Room and board provision if relevant
  • Working hours, overtime etc
  • A Confidentiality Clause
  • Grievance procedure
  • Termination, notice and probation clauses
  • Holidays, illness etc
  • Contact details to call in an emergency
  • Special clauses / agreements

Disclaimer – Rockmybaby ®  is not an employment lawyer nor specializes in employment law and strongly suggests seeking advice from a lawyer when drawing up an employment contract.

Guest blogger's Bio

Tanya-pic150Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Tanya is Swiss by Nationality and lives in Zurich with her husband, Russell, and her two little girls.

After having her second baby, and understanding only too well the challenges of working and having children (with no family support as they are all back in South Africa), Tanya is determined to provide a service, through her franchise business, Rockmybaby, that will help make life a little easier for families when it comes to childcare. She strives to help parents feel confident in the care of their children so that they can have some well-deserved time-out’s for themselves.

Over her career, Tanya has worked in corporate environments, providing recruitment services to clients across different industries.