Legal Advice

We offer help with questions and problems concerning the private employment contract law. We are responsible for labour law questions when your place of work is located in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

We give advice over the phone or during a personal counselling session; this includes individual employment contracts, collective employment contracts and standard employment contracts (e.g. domestic staff).

Personal legal advice from the AWA at 36 Utengasse


Following current recommendations by the Swiss Government regarding the Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Office for Economy and Labour (AWA) decided to switch all face-to-face appointments for legal advice to telephone consultations for the time being.

We would kindly like to ask to register for an appointment via our online platform, and to include your telephone number.

We will then call you at the agreed time. Thank you very much for your understanding.

To register
Please arrange an appointment online (box on your right) in advance for the current week.
If you do not have access to the internet, you can register by phone Monday morning and Thursday morning on +41 61 267 88 67.

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m..

Please note: Only one appointment for a maximum of 15 minutes will be given per person.

Special opening hours during the summer holidays.
No consultation during:                                           29.06.2020 – 17.07.2020
Legal advice is only given Tuesday and Thursday: 20.07.2020 – 07.08.2020

Legal advice by telephone
See Infomation-Box on the right.

Further important information

Opening hours for Legal Advice on Employment Contract Law (in German)

Information Sheet on Domestic Staff

Information Sheet on Public Holidays

Information Sheet on Holidays

Information Sheet on Wages

Information Sheet on the Competition Clause

Information Sheet on Pregnancy / Maternity

Information Sheet on Mobbing

Sample Contract of Monthly Wage

Sample Contract of Hourly Wage

Supplement to employment contracts concerning cross-border commuter

Information Sheets SECO recruitment services

Information Sheet Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Information Sheet for Temporary Employees

Insolvency of the Employer (Insolvency Compensation)

Application for Arbitration in a Matter concerning the Labour Law

Recording of Working Hours on Night Shifts

Sample Payroll

Protection from termination subject to Art. 336c CO

Multiple employment

Protection oft the senior employee

Work and rest period

EURES in Basel