When you work in Denmark for a Danish employer, you automatically earn the right to get holiday money. Holiday money is earned between January 1 and December 31, but not made available until May 1 the following year. That means that if you start working on 1 January 2019, you cannot take any paid vacation until 1 May 2020.
You may receive your holiday money either from FerieKonto or from your employer if your employer is covered by an independent holiday card scheme.
New Holiday Act 1 September 2020
On 1 September 2020 we will get a new Holiday Act in Denmark, which means that there are going to be some changes. With the new Holiday Act you earn the right to take your holiday as soon as the month after you have earned it. The new Holiday Act does, however, not change the fact that you will earn 25 days' holiday per year.
Read more about the new Holiday Act at lifeindenmark.dk or learn more via this informative video.
Holiday pay from FerieKonto
If FerieKonto manages your holiday pay, you will automatically receive a letter in the beginning of March. The letter will inform you about:
• How much holiday money you have
• How many days of holiday you have
• Which employers have paid your holiday money
You can find further information and how to claim your holiday money here
Independent card scheme
If your employer is covered by an independent holiday card scheme, you have to directly ask them for further information.