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DID YOU KNOW
- The Danish flag holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest continuously used national flag, dating back to the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219.
- Denmark people are so trusting that it’s not uncommon to find babies sleeping outside by themselves in backyards, parks, and even restaurants. The thinking goes that sleeping outside is good for the immune system and reduces the risk of cough, colds, and infection by building natural immunity.
- In Denmark, if you’re still single when you turn 25, it gives people social license to cover you from head to toe with cinnamon. The tradition dates back hundreds of years to when spice salesmen would stay bachelors because they travelled so much.
DENMARK PEO Services
A flourishing business environment in one of the world's happiest countries
Denmark is a nation that consistently comes out on top. For many consecutive years, it has ranked among the top locations worldwide for its business climate, with the World Bank labelling it as the leading country in Europe and the fourth-best globally in terms of ease of doing business. Expanding your business in this country can be highly advantageous due to its exceptionally low employer costs and social security rates, which are among the lowest in Europe.
The Danish economy is home to world-class firms across a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy. As a result of more than 40 years of ambitious energy policies, Denmark is now at the forefront of the fast-growing cleantech sector, and by 2050 it intends to be completely fossil fuel-free.
Denmark offers many opportunities for companies looking to expand, but without the right support, the process can be costly, time-consuming, and risky. Those challenges can be worked through more efficiently and cost-effectively with the help of a global Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) such as Procorre Global.
Working in Denmark
Expanding into Denmark can provide businesses with access to top talent, a culture of innovation, and a reliable and predictable business climate that can help drive growth and success.
There is no official minimum salary in Denmark, however, as of 2023 most minimum wages in the country hover around 110 DKK per hour.
The majority of sectors have 37 hours weekly, and usual working hours are Monday to Friday, from 8 or 9 AM to 4 or 5 pm. Maintaining a good work-life balance is very important to Danish people, and employers tend to discourage working overtime. Businesses largely shut down during the last weeks of July as Danes take time off to enjoy the short Danish summer.
In Denmark, all employees have a legal right to five weeks (25 days) of paid vacation annually, and the Danes are not shy about taking every minute of it. In 2020, Denmark rolled out a new holiday act changing the holiday year to run from September 1st to August 31st.
Denmark is frequently listed as having some of the best parental leave policies in the world, offering a total of 52 weeks of paid parental leave. Mothers are entitled to 4 weeks of leave before the expected delivery date, followed by 14 weeks after birth. Fathers are also entitled to take two weeks of leave during the first 14 weeks after the birth. The remaining 32 weeks can be shared between both parents as they see fit, offering a flexible approach to managing work and family life.
Employees who are absent from work due to illness are entitled to sickness benefits from the local authority for up to 22 weeks. However, from day 15, they must provide a medical certificate, and from day 30, the employer may receive a partial reimbursement from the municipality where the employee resides.
According to Danish labour law, an employer must provide a minimum of one month’s notice to the employee when ending a contract that has lasted up to six months. The length of notice increases in proportion to the duration of employment, with contracts lasting ten years or more requiring six months’ notice.