Hiring employees in Denmark

Resource Type: Country Guides

Download our guide to employing staff in Denmark

Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in Denmark so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the fundamentals you need to be on top of, including the Salaried Employees Act, which applies to employment characterised as salaried, commercial, clerical or managerial work.

For example, non-EEA nationals are not allowed to enter Denmark without a residence permit and a work permit issued from the Royal Danish Embassy or Consular General in their country of residence.

This guidance will enable you to navigate Denmark’s legislative intricacies, ensuring your key framework is compliant to avoid claims from the collective labour law or the civil court system.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in Denmark are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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