Payment of holiday allowance to FerieKonto

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If you are paid by the hour, your employer pays your holiday allowance to FerieKonto once every quarter:

  • 7 February (for October, November, December)
  • 7 May (for January, February, March)
  • 7 August (for April, May, June)
  • 7 November (for July, August, September)

Your employer is not required to pay your holiday allowance for January, February and March until 7 May. This means that you and FerieKonto will not be able to see the allowance until around 15 May.

If you are entitled to paid holiday, your employer is not required to pay your holiday allowance until you resign. Your employer must pay the allowance to FerieKonto on the seventh day of the second month after you resigned. Approx. five working days after that, you and FerieKonto will be able to see the payment on the self-service page.

Example: If you resigned in October, you will be able to see the payment around 15 December.

If you resign from a job in which you were entitled to paid holiday, and you take holiday in the period following your resignation and before your employer must pay the holiday allowance to FerieKonto, your employer may disburse your holiday allowance for that holiday directly to you. Your employer must pay the rest of your holiday allowance to FerieKonto.

Example: Your last day of work is in October 2015. You take holiday from 9 November to 13 November 2015. Your employer may disburse holiday allowance for the five days of holiday directly to you when you resign.

The rest of your holiday allowance will be reported and paid to FerieKonto.

Please note that Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are not included in your holiday.

Your employer is obliged to pay you the holiday allowance to which you are entitled. Only in special situations, your employer may effect set-offs against your holiday allowance, i.e. omit to disburse your holiday allowance to you.

You must contact your employer in writing to get your holiday allowance. If your employer still does not pay, you are entitled to seek to obtain the allowance no later than three years after the end of the holiday year by taking legal action, by reporting the matter to the police, by subjecting the matter to industrial disputes procedures or by applying to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment. Contact your union for help if you are a member of a union.

You can write to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment. If you do so, you must have raised the claim with your employer in advance. You must enclose, as a minimum, a copy of the letter to your employer and a copy of your payslips or your tax assessment notice from SKAT (the Danish Tax and Customs Administration). The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment is not obliged to process your case, and it may be rejected.

The case will typically be referred to the police if your holiday allowance is not paid after the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment has written to your employer.

If your employer has gone into bankruptcy, you must contact LG (the Employees' Guarantee Fund):

The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment settles disputes between an employer and an employee about the accrual of holiday allowance, taking of holiday and entitlement to holiday and payment in lieu of untaken days of holiday, paid holiday or holiday supplement, payment and disbursement of holiday allowance etc., unless the matters are covered by a collective agreement.