- Handbuch: Privaten Hausangestellten - Verordnung über die privaten Hausangestellten vom 6. Juni 2011
- Manuel: Domestiques privés - Ordonnance sur les domestiques privés du 6 juin 2011
- Manuali: Domestici privati - Ordinanza sui domestici privati del 6 giugno 2011
On 6 June 2011 the Swiss Federal Council (Swiss Government) adopted the Private Household Employees Ordinance (PHEO). This ordinance sets out the conditions of entry into Switzerland, of residence and of working conditions for private domestics employed by members of the staff of diplomatic missions, of permanent missions, of consular posts and of international organisations.
This ordinance entered into force on 1 July 2011 and replaced the Directive of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of 1 May 2006 on the hiring of private servants.
The permanent missions and the international organisations have been informed about this in a circular verbal note dated 8 June 2011 from the Swiss Mission. Embassies and consular posts have been informed in a circular verbal note dated 8 June 2011 by FDFA Protocol.
This ordinance is addressed to employers who wish to engage a private employee with a legitimation card and to those who already have one working for them, and to the private employees themselves.