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  1. Legal news
    02 September 2019
    New EU directive ensures earmarked parental leave to men
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/nyt-direktiv-sikrer-oeremaerket-barsel-til-maend

    The European Parliament and the European Council have approved the final wording for a new directive that i.a. ensures earmarked parental leave for men.

  2. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Update: The New Danish Holiday Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/update-the-new-danish-holiday-act

    The aim of this article is to give a general introduction to the changes and obligations which the implementation of the new Danish Holiday Act will produce.

  3. Legal news
    22 August 2019
    Summary dismissal of an employee, who threw a computer mouse and made an audio recording from a meeting with his employer without the employer's knowledge, was unjustified
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/bortvisning-af-medarbejder-som-kastede-med-computermus-var-uberettiget

    According to the Supreme Court, the summary dismissal was unjustified because the throwing of the computer mouse could not be considered as a sufficient serious breach of the employment to substantiate a summary ...

  4. Legal news
    02 September 2019
    New EU judgement: Employees who show support to discriminated job applicants is also protected against discrimination pursuant to the rules on victimising
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/ny-eu-dom-medarbejdere-som-udviser-stoette-til-forskelsbehandlede-jobansoegere-er-ogsaa-beskyttet

    The European Court of Justice has stated that employees who have knowledge about colleagues or job applicants being discriminated and in this connection support these colleagues or job applicants are protected against ...

  5. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Denmark
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-denmark

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a worldwide pandemic and the first case of COVID-19 in Denmark was detected on 27 February 2020. Immediately thereafter, the pressure of infection increased and ...

  6. Legal news
    24 June 2020
    As an employer, which precautions do you need to take towards to your employees in relation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' latest travel recommendations?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/udenrigsministeriets-rejsevejledning

    On May 29, 2020, the Danish Government changed its recommendations on travel abroad, which made it possible as from June 15, 2020 to travel to Norway, Iceland and Germany. However, all unnecessary journeys to countries ...

  7. Legal news
    17 December 2020
    Be aware of the change in the deadline for transferring frozen holiday funds to the Employee’s Fund for Residual Holiday Funds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/ferielov---aendring-i-fristen-for-indbetaling-af-indefrosne-feriemidler

    The Government has adopted a law amendment entailing a change in the employers’ deadline for payment of frozen holiday funds to the Employee’s Fund for Residual Holiday Funds in those cases where the employer chooses ...

  8. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Försäkringskassan (“Swedish Insurance Agency”) dismissed employee due to actions of employee’s younger brother
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/forsakringskassan-swedish-insurance-agency-dismissed-employee-due-to-actions

    The employee who was terminated had previously worked five years at Arbetsförmedlingen (“Swedish Employment Agency”), and was offered employment at Försäkringskassan after interviews, tests and in competition with 200 ...

  9. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Anticipated changes in Finnish non-competition agreements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/anticipated-changes-in-finnish-non-competition-agreements

    The legislation regarding non-competition clauses in Finland is facing significant changes, with proposed amendments aiming to restrict the use of non-competition agreements. A Government draft bill suggests amending ...

  10. Legal news
    02 October 2019
    Agreement regarding extended notice period unenforcable
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/funktionaer-havde-ikke-krav-paa-yderligere-2-maaneders-loen-i-opsigelsesperioden

    Although the salaried employee's notice of termination was extended by two months, The High Court of Western Denmark in its judgment of 28 June 2019 ruled that a salaried employee could not claim additional 2 months' ...