|Tuesday||Jan-01||New Year's Day||Nytårsdag||01/01/2019||01/01/2019|
|Thursday||Apr-18||Maundy Thursday||Skærtorsdag. Thursday before Easter Sunday||18/04/2019||04/18/2019|
|Friday||Apr-19||Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday||19/04/2019||04/19/2019|
|Monday||Apr-22||Easter Monday||Monday after Easter Sunday||22/04/2019||04/22/2019|
|Wednesday||May-01||May Day||A holiday for certain sectors of the workforce||01/05/2019||05/01/2019|
|Friday||May-17||General Prayer Day||The 4th Friday after Easter||17/05/2019||05/17/2019|
|Thursday||May-30||Ascension Day||40 days after Easter||30/05/2019||05/30/2019|
|Friday||May-31||Bank Holiday||Banks are closed||31/05/2019||05/31/2019|
|Wednesday||Jun-05||Constitution Day||Government and Banks. Optional in Private sector||05/06/2019||06/05/2019|
|Monday||Jun-10||Whit Monday||7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday||10/06/2019||06/10/2019|
|Tuesday||Dec-24||Christmas Eve Day||Juleaftensdag||24/12/2019||12/24/2019|
|Wednesday||Dec-25||Christmas Day||First Day of Christmas||25/12/2019||12/25/2019|
|Thursday||Dec-26||Second Day of Christmas||Celebrated on 26th December||26/12/2019||12/26/2019|
|Tuesday||Dec-31||New Year's Eve||Banks are closed||31/12/2019||12/31/2019|
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There is no official minimum wage. However, minimum wages in the country are around 110 DKK per hour.
Full time employment is 37 hours weekly and an employee cannot work more than 48 hours a week.
Overtime can be paid out as part of one’s salary or compensated with additional time off in lieu of pay.
The pension system consists of a:
National public pension – financed trough taxes/contributions
labor market pension - voluntary
company-paid pension - voluntary
individual pension plan - voluntary
The social security system in Denmark is financed mainly through ordinary tax revenue and other contributions from employees and employers.
Contributions towards ATP pension is a fixed rate of 284 kroner a month and is split between the employer and employee. Employee contributes DKK 94.65 while the employer contributes the other DKK 189.35.
Salary is paid in 12.24 installments. Special holiday allowance accounts for the additional 0.24 as it is paid at a rate of 2%.
*On September 1, 2020 a new Holiday Act is due to enter into force, which significantly will change the Danish holiday system. (Danish Holiday Act No 60 of 30 January 2018)
An employer dissatisfied with an employee should provide opportunities for the employee to improve. If no improvements are made the employer can terminate.
Notice period depends on duration of employment.
0–6 months - 1 month
6 months – 3 years - 3 months
3–6 years - 4 months
6–9 years - 5 months
9+ years-6 months
There is no general statutory regulation on severance pay, but salaried employees who have been in continuous employment for between 12 to 17 years are entitled to a severance payment of between 1 to 3 months salary. Some CBAs also include rules on severance pay that depend on seniority.
Employees are entitled to 5 weeks each full calendar year (25 days).
First 30 days of the employee’s sick leave is paid by the employer. After the first 30 days, the state pays the sick leave if the employee has been continously employed by the employer for the last 8 weeks and has worked for at least 74 hours. During leave, employees receive 90% of their salary with a maximum of DKK 4,300 per week or DKK 116.22 per hour
Expecting mothers are entitled to leave of 4 weeks before birth, and 14 weeks after. During this period, they are entitled to 50% wages.
New fathers are entitled to leave of 2 weeks before the birth of their child, and 14 weeks after.
Parents have a legal right to 52 weeks maternity pay by the government. This time can be extended by either 8 or 14 weeks, however this will decrease the amount of parental allowance received monthly. One of the parents may choose to defer between 8 to 13 weeks of leave which can be kept for a continuous period before the child is one years old.
Salaries are usually paid on monthly basis. Paydays vary from the last day of the month to the 15th of the following month.
25% standard rate.
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