Remote’s guide to employing in

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Make employment in Denmark easy. Let us handle payroll, benefits, taxes, compliance, and even stock options for your team in Denmark, all in one easy-to-use platform.

Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Danish krone (kr., DKK)

  • Languages


  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor ManagementPayroll
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Facts & Stats

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Danish krone (kr., DKK)

  • Languages


  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business

    Very easy

  • Cost of living index

    $$$$ (7 of 139 nations)

  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    1.49% (2018 est.)

Denmark (Danish: Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Kongeriget Danmark), is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. The country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, the lowest perceived level of corruption in the world, the eleventh-highest HDI in the world, one of the world's highest per capita incomes, and one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.

Grow your team in Denmark with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Denmark? Companies hiring in Denmark must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services.

Remote can employ your team in Denmark on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Denmark team. You can also pay contractors now in Denmark with Remote.

Risks of misclassification

Denmark, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Denmark may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

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Employing in Denmark

Employment law in Denmark is governed by statutory legislation and collective labour labour agreements. Denmark has a long tradition of allowing the conditions of employment and pay to be decided on through collective bargaining agreements. This means that there are just a few pieces of legislation that applies to all employers and employees, such as the Danish Salaried Employees Act (Funktionærloven and the Holiday Act (Lov om Ferie).

Almost all employment contracts in Denmark are governed by collective agreements. Danish employment law and collective agreements provides strong labor conditions and protections for employees, so employing people will be an important investment and commitment.

Temporary agencies are popular options for more flexible workforce arrangements. For these and many other reasons, the following are only guidelines in the broadest sense, and professional legal services are recommended when employing in Denmark.

Minimum Wage

There is no statutory minimum wage in Denmark, but national collective bargaining agreements negotiated between workers' unions and employer associations effectively set minimum wages. The average effective hourly minimum salary across all private and public sectors is approximately 110 DKK.

Payroll Cycle

For customers of Remote, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments on or before the last working day of each calendar month, payable in arrears.

Onboarding Time

We can help you get a new employee started in Denmark fast. The minimum onboarding time we need is only 3 working days.

Our team ensures your employees are onboarded and paid as quickly as possible while keeping your business compliant with all local employment legislation. The minimum onboarding time begins after the employee submits all required information onto the Remote platform. The onboarding timeline is also dependent upon registration with local authorities.

For all non-nationals of the country of employment, the Right to Work assessment (if applicable) will add three extra days to the total time to onboard. There may be extra time required if we need to follow-up on the right to work assessment.

Please note, payroll cut-off dates can impact the actual first day of employment. Remote has a payroll cut-off date of the 10th of the month unless otherwise specified.

10 Public holidays

Monday, January 1, 20241New Year's Day (Nytårsdag)
Thursday, March 28, 20242Maundy Thursday (Skærtorsdag)
Friday, March 29, 20243Good Friday (Langfredag)
Sunday, March 31, 20244Easter (Påskedag)
Monday, April 1, 20245Easter Monday (Anden påskedag)
Thursday, May 9, 20246Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ (Kristi himmelfartsdag)
Sunday, May 19, 20247Pentecost (Pinsedag)
Monday, May 20, 20248Pentecost Monday (Anden pinsedag)
Wednesday, December 25, 20249Christmas Day (Juledag)
Thursday, December 26, 202410Day after Christmas (Anden juledag)

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Competitive benefits package in Denmark

Remote supports our clients by offering competitive benefits packages that will help you attract and retain the best talent across the globe! Our benefits specialists have done the research on norms and requirements in each local market and have crafted packages that will allow your employees to thrive, no matter what country they live in.

Our benefits packages in Denmark are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Local market insights

  • In Denmark, 90%* of employers offer supplemental health insurance to their workforce. (*based on 3rd-party market research from our partners)

  • Although the country has a robust public health system, supplemental health insurance provides employees with access to a wider range of options for providers and specialists, as well as significantly shorter wait times. Our plans also offer global coverage (excluding the US) to protect your employees when they are traveling outside their home country.

  • Approximately 90%* of employers in Denmark also offer an occupational pension plan. (*based on 3rd-party market research from our partners)

  • The typical pension contribution in the market is 12% per employee per year. The percentage is calculated from the employee’s yearly base salary only.

Our core benefits (which often include things like healthcare) are required in most countries where we hire. Because Remote is the employer of record, it’s important for us to offer the same core benefits to all employees in a country to ensure fair equity and non-discriminatory hiring practices, which protects your business and ours. Note that we do not add a markup on any benefits premiums or administration costs.

If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Denmark, start onboarding your first employee with Remote today.

For more insight into fair equity and benefits best practices, download our Global Benefits Guide and share with the rest of your hiring team.

Fair Pricing in Denmark

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localized benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility


Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place


Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app