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Employer's certificate

The employer's certificate is a document that contains important information about an employment relationship and is issued by the employer. The employer's certificate is normally used, for example, to sign a tenancy agreement, take out a loan or apply for state benefits. It confirms the duration of employment, monthly income, period of employment and other relevant details.

What does an employer's certificate contain?

As a rule, the employer's certificate contains information about the company, such as the company name, address and contact details. It also lists details of the person employed, such as name, position in the company, start date of employment, working time model and salary. It often also confirms whether the employment relationship is temporary or permanent.

Why do you need an employer's certificate?

 Authorities, landlords, banks or other institutions often request the employer's certificate in order to check a person's creditworthiness and reliability. The certificate shows regular income and confirms the employee's professional position. It may also be necessary to use the employer's certificate for tax purposes. Employer attestation must be presented in the EU and Switzerland. The employer attestation is a common document used for various purposes in the European Union and Switzerland. It plays an important role in applying for social benefits, finding accommodation and other administrative matters. To ensure that the employer attestation is valid, the information must be accurate and up-to-date.