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Old 15.08.2011, 19:18
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Au Pairs and new regs

A very interesting article in Migros magazine about Au-Pairs and new regs about minimum wage. This should now be 18.20 to 22 Francs per hour depending on age, and providing this is for more than 5 hours. Less than 5 hours per week should be 25CHF. This is not at C/Kantonal but national level.

It gives info about contracts, etc, and also about the system of 'cheque emploi' where an agency deals with all the nitty gritty in exchange (but it costs about 5.5 to 6.8%). There are variations at k/Cantonal level re Au Pairs coming from non European countries. Each C/Kanton has a cap on immigrant work force, and in some Au-Pairs are part of the figures and in some not. In Vaud, it is almost impossible to employ a non European Au-Pair legally, as they reserve their foreign workers quota for business, etc.

In the case of employment wtihout a proper contract and when the employer does not pay social charges, taxes, pension, insurance, etc- if found out (for instance if the Au Pair complains), the employer risks a stiff fine, a legal dossier against them and will have to pay all arrears from the initial date of employment. A suitable work contract has to be drawn up clearly stating the salary which has to be within the minimum above. A L permit can then be obtained at the local Commune/Gemeinde, both employer and employee should attend. This can only be renewed for another year (= 2 years max). If an AuPair (cleaner, etc) gets injured at work and is not insured by the employer, the State will take over the cost but will claim back against the latter, to claim back costs and premiums from the start date of contract.

A very informative read if you understand French (not sure if the same article is in the German and Italian equivalent).
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A very interesting article in Migros magazine about Au-Pairs and new regs about minimum wage. This should now be 18.20 to 22 Francs per hour depending on age, and providing this is for more than 5 hours. Less than 5 hours per week should be 25CHF. This is not at C/Kantonal but national level.

It gives info about contracts, etc, and also about the system of 'cheque emploi' where an agency deals with all the nitty gritty in exchange (but it costs about 5.5 to 6.8%). There are variations at k/Cantonal level re Au Pairs coming from non European countries. Each C/Kanton has a cap on immigrant work force, and in some Au-Pairs are part of the figures and in some not. In Vaud, it is almost impossible to employ a non European Au-Pair legally, as they reserve their foreign workers quota for business, etc.

In the case of employment wtihout a proper contract and when the employer does not pay social charges, taxes, pension, insurance, etc- if found out (for instance if the Au Pair complains), the employer risks a stiff fine, a legal dossier against them and will have to pay all arrears from the initial date of employment. A suitable work contract has to be drawn up clearly stating the salary which has to be within the minimum above. A L permit can then be obtained at the local Commune/Gemeinde, both employer and employee should attend. This can only be renewed for another year (= 2 years max). If an AuPair (cleaner, etc) gets injured at work and is not insured by the employer, the State will take over the cost but will claim back against the latter, to claim back costs and premiums from the start date of contract.

A very informative read if you understand French (not sure if the same article is in the German and Italian equivalent).
Can you link the article?
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Old 15.08.2011, 20:11
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Re: Au Pairs and new regs

No, it is in today's Migros magazine in Romandie (perhaps in German and Italian part too- has anybody seen it there?).
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http://www.ne.ch/neat/site/jsp/rubri...leu&CatId=5446

This is the Neuchatel service that can simplify people wanting too employ help in the home.
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