Over the past seven months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the Danish labour market. In order to mitigate both financial and employment consequences of the pandemic several agreements have been…
31 August the Danish social partners agreed on a short-time working scheme as a response to the effects of Covid-19
The government and the social partners have agreed to introduce a temporary right to unemployment benefit under the Danish Maternity Leave Act for parents who have to stay at home to care for their children due to COVID-19.
Many initiatives to mitigate the financial impact of the pandemic have been taken since the lockdown of most of the Danish society on 11 March 2020. Due to a positive…
Over the past months, there has been a growing attention to the risk that migrant workers who are commuting to and from Denmark can spread the COVID-19. To mitigate the…
In this paper, you will find an overview of the Danish response to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The overview covers initiatives taken by the Danish government in support of companies, workers, self-employed, freelancers etc.
The Government and the social partners have concluded a tripartite agreement on a temporary wage compensation scheme for employees who are at risk of redundancy. The agreement is a major contribution to ensuring that COVID-19 has the smallest possible impact on the work and livelihood of the Danes.
The distribution of working time scheme will make it possible to temporarily reduce working time in accordance with the collective agreement for a period of time, and thereby avoid dismissal of the affected employees, for example during times of declining orders.
The breakout of coronavirus places Danish employees and businesses in a difficult situation. When hotel rooms are vacant or when manufacturing companies cannot get components because of the coronavirus, companies are facing revenue shortfalls at a time when they still have to pay their bills. The Government has therefore concluded a tripartite agreement on an employee package which is to protect Danish jobs and ensure that employees get paid as normal.
The Government, the Liberal Party, the People’s Party, the Social-Liberal Party, the Socialist People's Party, the Red-Green Alliance, the Conservative People’s Party, Liberal Alliance and the Alternative agree that it is important to take concerted action on a large scale in order to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 on the Danish society