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Like going on holiday? – then keep reading!

Get ready to part II about the new law on holiday accrual!
This might sound a bit boring – but keep reading anyway because if you like going holiday it’s important info:
Perhaps you remember our mission on finding answers to the questions you had to the new law on holiday accrual?

It turned out that the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment was the place to go, we got some useful answers – so here goes:

What if you land your first job in Denmark on January 1, 2020, when will you start to accrue holiday?

According to the response we got from the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment you will start to accrue paid holiday from September 1,2020. This means that 2020 is a tough year to enter the Danish labor market as you will have to wait until October before you have accrued a bit of paid holiday leave. You accrue 2,08 holidays with pay per month.
However, it is important to remember that with the old system for holiday accrual (the staggered scheme) you wouldn’t be better off! If you landed your first job January 1 in a given year, you would have to wait until May 1 the following year before you could have any paid holiday leave.

How do you go about it if you leave Denmark before you retire?

The holiday that you accrue from September 1, 2019 until August 31, 2020 will be administered by Lønmodtagerens Feriemidler. If you leave Denmark before you retire you will according to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment have to apply to get your accrued holiday disbursed. You will only be able to apply after October 1, 2021.

We hope that you feel that you now know the new act on holiday accrual a bit better, we at HowtoDenmark have learned a lot on how to go about detective work and even more about holiday accrual!

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