20 Jun, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Summer job in Swiss law

20 Jun, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

As the vacations approach, many students are looking for a summer job. This kind of labor is appreciated by companies to reinforce their workforce during vacation periods, or to carry out certain tasks that don't require any particular qualifications. But beware: a student job is subject to strict rules.

Contracts, minimum wages, social security contributions, vacations, overtime, sickness, work certificates and protection for young workers: an overview of the legal consequences of these rather unusual jobs.

This article covers the following topics:

  • employment contract
  • mandate contract and summer job
  • minimum wage
  • social security contributions
  • vacation entitlement
  • overtime pay
  • illness and salary entitlement
  • work certificate
  • protection for young workers

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