Paid Time Off (PTO)
Denmark has a “concurrent holiday” system, meaning that employees can use their holiday as they earn the days each month. Employees earn 2.08 days of paid holiday every month, for a total of 25 days per year. In general, employees accrue 12.5% of your salary in holiday allowance.
The holidays begin to accumulate on September 1, and run through August 31 of the following year. Employees who wish to take days before they earn them can do so with the agreement of the employer.
Employees who were unable to take their holiday leave due to Covid-19 can postpone it to the current year.
There are 10 public holidays.
Salaried employees receive payment during sickness from employers for the first 30 days. After this period, social benefits pay employees for up to 22 weeks.
Non-salaried employees are not guaranteed paid sick leave. Any sick benefits should be stated in the employment contract.
Expecting mothers are entitled to leave of 4 weeks before birth, and 14 weeks after. Salaried employees receive 50% of their wages for this time. Employees who are covered by agreement may be entitled to full pay.
New fathers are entitled to 2 weeks’ leave which must be taken during the first 14 weeks following birth.