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A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Switzerland

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Country specific hiring info

A compliant independent contractor agreement for hiring in Switzerland

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Answering all your questions about independent contractor agreements in Switzerland

You probably have questions. We’re here to answer them. Below, you’ll learn all the extra stuff you should probably know before putting together an independent contractor agreement for Switzerland.

Why do I need an independent contractor agreement in Switzerland?

Think about it this way: without an agreement, you're basically driving blind. Sure, you might have a general idea of what your contractor will be doing, but all the nitty gritty details—payment, job responsibilities, deadlines—can easily get lost in translation. And when that happens, things can get pretty messy, fast. But with an agreement, everything is laid out clearly and there’s no more guesswork, no more misunderstandings. It's a win-win situation—you both know exactly what's expected of you, and if one side doesn't hold up their end of the bargain, you've got a written record to back you up.

And in places like Switzerland, you don't want to deal with the legal messes that can come from fuzzy or abandoned contracts. Switzerland is known for being highly-organized, and their labor laws are no joke. For example, if it starts to feel like your working relationship is more employer-employee than independent contractor, and you don’t have a written document to prove otherwise, you could be facing some complicated legal issues.

Using an independent contractor agreement helps you start things on the right foot—and keep them that way.

What do contractor agreements in Switzerland typically need to have?

Every contractor agreement in Switzerland (and, the rest of the world) can be broken up into two parts:

  • Contract-specific variables: This includes things like scope of work, rate, and deadline. They’re the project-specific variables that you’ll include with each contract, and are totally dependent on what type of work you’re hiring a contractor to do.
  • Everything else: Besides things like scope and deadline, every independent contractor agreement in Switzerland should follow a similar structure. If you want to grab your own contract with a compliant structure for Switzerland, sign up to Thera
What makes contractors different from employees in Switzerland?

Employee or contractor? It’s a question that probably every person that has ever hired remotely had in mind, and it’s no different with your hire from Switzerland. Those are two completely different fields, and each of them has their specifics. It’s completely up to you to decide! However, when you’re thinking about it, just keep in mind: the onboarding process for contractors is a breeze compared to one for employees, not to mention you’ll both have much more flexibility.

Here are a few of the key things that make contractors different from employees in Switzerland:

  • Contractors can set their own schedules
  • Contractors can work with their own software and tools 
  • Contractors can work for other clients 
  • Contractors rarely receive benefits, like health insurance*

Hiring contractors is the faster, cheaper, more flexible way to hire abroad. And, when you use Thera, you’re able to hire & pay with an employment-like experience—no more messy spreadsheets and manual wire transfers.

*With Thera, you can get your contractors access to sign up for premium global health insurance, from SafetyWing, at a 50% discount.

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