The Government and the parties in the Parliament have agreed a number of measures aimed at protecting the Danish economy in the current extraordinary situation. Such measures e.g. provide businesses affected by the economic impact of coronavirus a right to receive compensation for some fixed costs.
The Government and the Parliament have reached an agreement which is e.g. aimed at seeing employees, workplaces and employers through the crisis caused by coronavirus and its impact on society.
According to one of the measures under the agreement, struggling businesses may receive compensation for some fixed costs. The scheme is being prepared and awaits its final passage through Parliament.
The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has issued a fact sheet (in Danish) on the measures in the agreement.
The content of the above is not, and should not be a substitute for legal advice.
Coronavirus – application for funding relating to extension of the wage compensation scheme and bill on notice of holiday in the extended compensation period enacted
The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has submitted an application for funding relating to extension of the wage compensation scheme from 9 July until 29 August 2020 and the Government has introduced a bill to amend the rules on notice of and changes to holiday during this period.
Coronavirus – tripartite agreement on extension and wind-down of the wage compensation scheme as well as new executive order on the scheme
The Government and the social partners have made a tripartite agreement on extension and wind-down of the wage compensation scheme and the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has issued a new executive order on this scheme. In addition, the guidelines on the application process have been updated and the procedure for applying for extension of the compensation period has opened.
Coronavirus – bill on entitlement to sickness benefits for employees at higher risk enacted
The Parliament recently adopted a bill to amend the Sickness Benefits Act allowing employees who are at higher risk in case of infection with COVID-19 and employees with a relative in the higher risk group to receive sickness benefits. Similarly, the bill allows employers paying salary during such absence to receive sickness benefit reimbursement from the first day of absence.