Do employers still demand valid work permits from EU citizens?
I was recently looking at vacancies, most of which say a "valid work permit" is required, making no distinction between EU and non-EU citizens. These ads should say "valid work permit/Swiss/EU" or something along those lines, but they often don't.
I thought that on June 1, 2014 the safeguard clause restricting EU citizens expired and we now have free movement. Yet, these job ads persist. I was under the impression one could accept a job offer, enter Switzerland and then register with the authorities for a residence permit, without any employer intervention (apart from the contract). The State Secretariat for Migration site makes it look so easy, but if employers aren't playing by the rules, it makes it incredibly hard to have your application taken seriously in the first place.
Are these employers simply unaware of the change, or is the safeguard clause (quotas) still somehow in place?