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maximum hours per week for nanny?

I've been trying to help my former employee find a new job as a nanny. She saw an add in the local paper and asked me to write a reference for her which I gladly did. The interview took place in a coffee shop not in her home, and she was told that the job involved working from 6.30am to 7pm 5 days a week.That's 13 hours a day, 65 hours a week. Plus she was expected to not only look after three children aged between 3 and 6 but to do all the housework too. All for the sum of CHF3,000 a month (CHF2,000 if she were to live in). That works out at less than CHF11 per hour . My friend is Malaysian and has lived here in CH for the last 30 years. Fortunately she's experienced and knows how much she's worth. My question is, is this illegal or does this woman have the right to offer a job at such a low salary? I think there is no minimum wage in ch, correct me if I'm wrong, but is there a maximum working hours per week? Should this woman be reported?
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Re: maximum hours per week for nanny?

Quel salaire pour une employée de maison?
Pour toute la Suisse, un salaire minimum pour tout employé de maison travaillant plus de 5 h (5h x 4.33 semaine) par semaine dans le même ménage a été fixé: Employée de maison avec formation spécifique (CFC...) et expérience professionnelle:
salaire minimum brut de CHF 22.40 de l'heure
Attention, ce salaire ne concerne pas les personnes en formation ou en stage (jeunes au-pair), les «baby-sitters» mineurs ainsi que les proches et les partenaires, les employés de maison dans les ménages agricoles.
A celà, il faut rajouter, pour un salaire horaire:
- 10.64%: droit aux 5 semaines de vacances pour les moins de 20 ans et les plus de 50 ans.
- 8.33%: droit aux 4 semaines de vacances pour les autres employés.
=>Salaire mensuel pour un temps plein: entre CHF 3'800.- et CHF 4'800.- brut
Employée de maison, sans formation mais avec 4 ans d'expérience professionnelle dans l'économie domestique:
salaire minimum brut de CHF 20.35 de l'heure
Employée de maison sans formation et sans expérience:
salaire minimum brutde CHF 18.55 de l'heure




So that means the minimum salary, for the whole of Switzerland, for household staff with experience, but no specific qualifications is 20.35 per hour, and without experience, 18.55. Not sure about the max number of hours though- but they all have to be paid at above rate anyhow! Plus of course insurance and all social payments and with an entitlement of 4 weeks paid holiday per year (5 weeks for younger and older people). Yes, I would report- these people should not get away with this!
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Re: maximum hours per week for nanny?

Many thanks, that's good to know. I agree this person should not be getting away with it. Any idea how I go about reporting it?
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https://zuerich-schaffhausen.unia.ch...inen-verdacht/
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Re: maximum hours per week for nanny?

I don't think the hours are too bad, although there should be a way for her to get a break mid-day. But the pay is shocking!
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Re: maximum hours per week for nanny?

Here's also a useful link:

http://www.unia.ch/uploads/media/Fal...haft_en_01.pdf
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