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Deductions requested without signing contract

Hi all,

I have a particular question which I could not answer by reading other posts.

Here is the situation. My wife was offered a job as a babysitter. The agreement was that she would work for some weeks as a test and if both sides were pleased, a contract would be signed from then on to make it official.

My wife was very happy and enthusiast. But the time for signing the contract came and surprisingly, it was basically a slavery agreement. There were many clauses that were not agreed verbally at the beginning of the test period. My wife had to agree to cook for the kid, fill out every day an "activity log" of what was done with the kid in hourly basis, clean the house, etc. My personal favorite was: "Such other activities the the employer may require". They wanted a butler with a minimum babysitter salary.

Of course, my wife did not sign it, she received the money owned for the worked time and wish them good luck (they will need it to find such a slave in Switzerland!)

But then, after some days we received by mail a bill from these guys requesting my wife to pay them back the social deductions from the worked time: AHV/IV/EO (5.275%), ALV (1.1%), NBU (1.503%).

My question to you experts in this forum is: Is this valid? Can they charge social deductions for a job done without contract or written agreement? How do we know that the percentages are correct? How do we know that they will really pay these deductions to the authorities? Shall we pay or send them back from where they come?

Thanks a lot in advance for your kind answers.

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