Work in Denmark: Things To Know About Your Employment Contract
We all want a job because we want to have a stable life and give the needs of our loved ones. Safe home to stay; a good school for your children, and a beautiful place to live.
Our Frankfurt Tech Job Fair is about to happen. A few months from now, you will see all the companies offering you different opportunities in one place. One of the great privileges you can have that probably you are planning to have is to move to Denmark. We are honoured once again because Workin Denmark will be joining us. This company joined us to most of our Tech Job Fairs and now another exciting challenges and opportunities await you. The company- once again- will bring the Denmark job vacancies on their table.
Once you’re ready to start, make sure to secure your job position with an employment contract. Here are the things you should know about it.
All Danish employers are obligated by law to provide you with an employment contract. You are entitled to a contract if you are under employment for at least a month and more than eight hours per week. The contract describes the specific conditions of your employment.
If the general terms of your employment are regulated by a collective agreement, the employment contract should include a reference to this specific agreement.
Translate to avoid misunderstandings
To avoid any doubts or misunderstandings in relation to your working conditions, it is always a good idea to have the employment contract translated into a language you are familiar with.
Many employers have translated versions you can use, however, the employer is not required to do so by law.
The employment contract must at least contain information on the following:
- Employer’s and employee’s name and address.
- The location of the workplace or, if there is no fixed workplace, where the work is primarily performed/information that the employee is to work in various locations, and the employer’s main office or address.
- Job description or employee’s job title, rank or job category.
- Employment commencement date.
- Expected duration of employment, if not permanent employment.
- The employee’s rights regarding holidays, including whether the salary will be paid while the employee is on holiday.
- Employee’s and employer’s terms of the notice.
- The applicable or agreed salary to which the employee is entitled upon commencement of employment and allowances or other forms of remuneration that are not included herein, e.g. pension contributions, lodging and meals. The frequency of salary payments must also be included in the contract.
- The standard daily or weekly working hours.
- Information on which collective agreements or other agreements regulate the employment and working conditions. If the collective agreements or agreements in question were entered into by parties outside of the company, these parties must be identified in the contract.
Your dream job in Denmark is finally happening. Make sure not to miss this chance and talk with Work In Denmark team in person. Meet us at our Frankfurt Tech Job Fair this May. They will still join us in Stuttgart.