What should I do if my employer has not been declared bankrupt or has not ceased operations and been declared insolvent?

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If the wages owed to you are more than six months overdue counted from the reference date, you must actively have tried to recover the money from your employer before LG will pay the wages etc. Read more about the reference date:

You do something actively if you – immediately after you discover that your wages have not been paid – write a letter to your employer with a reminder that your wages are overdue.

You must do this at short intervals, and if your employer still does not pay, you must immediately bring the case before the courts.

Remember to save any documentation for use in LG's processing of your case.

Has your employer not yet been declared bankrupt, and have you tried unsuccessfully to recover your money?

Then you can have your employer declared bankrupt in the bankruptcy court, so you can get help from LG. It will cost you a minimum of DKK 750 if you file a bankruptcy petition for your employer. Please note that the amount may be higher depending on the corporate form.

Read more about bankruptcy at the Courts of Denmark:

You can get help from LG if your employer has ceased operations and cannot pay its debt (insolvent). Two conditions must be met:

  • Your employer must be incapable of paying your wages.
  • If you are employed in a sole proprietorship or a partnership (I/S), you must have a declaration of insolvency which must not be older than six months.

Read more about bankruptcy at the Courts of Denmark:

Your employer must have ceased operations. See if your employer has ceased operations at Virk.dk:

If your employer has died, LG pays the wages etc. owed to you. This requires, however, that the estate of your deceased employer is treated as an insolvent estate.

If you are in doubt as to whether the estate is insolvent, you must contact the administrator. In the Danish Official Gazette, you can see who the administrator is and the deadline for advertisements for outstanding claims.

See if an advertisement for outstanding claims has been posted in the Danish Official Gazette:

Important deadlines

You must report your claim to the administrator before the expiry of the deadline for advertisements. If you do not report your claim for wages etc. to the estate of your deceased employer before the deadline, your claim will be forfeited.

The deadline for advertisements for outstanding claims is eight weeks from the date on which an advertisement has been posted in the Danish Official Gazette.