As Switzerland is not a member of the European Union (EU), different rules are in place when applying for visas and work permits.
The country admits employed foreign citizens on the basis of a dual system,
Employment for students: EU students are allowed a job for a maximum of 15 hours a week without a work permit (for as long as their student permit lasts).
Short-term employment: EU nationals working in Switzerland for less than three months a year do not need a work permit but must register with the authorities.
Long-term employment: EU nationals working for more than 90 days a year will require a work permit. There are many different ways to apply.
none, however, a majority of the voluntary collective bargaining agreements contain clauses on minimum compensation, ranging from 2,200 to 4,200 francs per month for unskilled workers and from 2,800 to 5,300 francs per month for skilled employees