On 10 September 2020, the Danish Parliament passed a law on access to the implementation of temporary division of labour as part of the measures for handling COVID-19. The bill is an implementation of the tripartite agreement on a new temporary division of labour scheme in the private…Read more
The new Holiday Act enters into force on 1 September 2020, meaning that the interim period where holiday allowance was frozen expires and a number of new principles are introduced, including the concurrent holiday system. Below is an overview of the most important changes that the new Holiday…Read more
On 15 June 2020, a large political majority agreed to advance the payment of the frozen holiday funds. Yesterday, on 11 August, a bill was tabled in this regard. The bill is expected to be consid-ered with a first reading today, August 12.
The rational for the bill and…Read more
On 18 June 2020, the Government presented further plans for travel outside of Denmark. Under the new guidelines the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Denmark’s borders will reopen from 27 June 2020 to all EU and Schengen countries including the UK. However, the opening of the…Read more
A large majority of the parliamentary parties agree on the implementation of a summer package and a phasing out of the aid packages implemented to help Danish companies through the closure that followed Covid-19 and which continues to affect a large number of companies.
On 15 June 2020, the…Read more
Mette Klingsten Law Firm is pleased to announce that Mette Klingsten has been named as one of the leading employment lawyers in Denmark in Legal 500. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.
The achievement is particularly impressive as Mette Klingsten is one…Read more
In certain circumstances the general rules regarding notification of holidays can be waived pursuant to the Holiday Act. Therefore, for companies experiencing acute order decline, job shortages and similar due to covid-19, it may be relevant to consider utilising the relevant provisions to notify employees that they should…Read more
On April 8, 2020, the Danish Business Authority prepared guidelines for the gradual reopening of office workplaces after Easter, so as to minimize the risk of contagion spread.
As of April 14, 2020, employees of private companies are, once again able to physically meet at work, provided that such…Read more
The government in Demark has adopted a number of relief packages for companies and employees as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19. However not all companies will qualify for relief under the government schemes but still have the need to make cost savings. In those circumstances it…Read more
The pay compensation scheme is in place to support those companies that experience exceptional financial hardship due to COVID-19 and face having to make redundancies of at least 30 per cent of the workforce or more than 50 employees as a result of the financial hardship. The scheme…Read more