Denmark Benefits & Details

Benefits vary by country in accordance with each country’s employment laws. This page serves as an overview of benefits for Denmark. The Employer of Record for Denmark, Remote, can provide additional details on the benefits that they administer (denoted below with *).

In addition to location-specific benefits, Shared Benefits are available to all team members.


  • New Year’s Day
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Prayer Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

All holidays are determined by the EOR and may vary by year.

Annual Leave/Vacation*

Team members accrue 25 days of annual leave per year. Any unused annual leave accrued during an accrual year (September 1 - August 31) can be used by the end of the following calendar year.

Sick Time*

Parental Leave*

All thoughtbot team members are eligible for both paid and unpaid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The paid and unpaid leave can be combined for up to 6 months of total time off. In some locations, team members are eligible for more time off. thoughtbot ensures 6 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all non-birthing parents and 12 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all birthing parents. In locations with their own system for paid leave, thoughtbot’s policy runs concurrently with the local system.

Birthing parents in Denmark are entitled to 4 weeks of pregnancy leave before the due date, and 14 weeks after childbirth, with 50% pay. thoughtbot’s birthing parent leave will top off the first 12 weeks after birth to 100% pay.

Non-birthing parents in Denmark are entitled to 2 weeks of leave during the first 14 weeks after birth. thoughtbot’s non-birthing parents receive 6 weeks of fully paid leave after birth. This runs concurrently with the country requirements.

Additional joint parental leave for a total of 32 weeks between caregivers is available in Denmark.

Bereavement Leave

Team members may take up to 5 paid days off anytime someone close passes away. This includes pregnancy loss. We understand the deep impact that death can have on an individual or a family. If you need more than 5 days off, you can also use your accrued paid time off or unpaid time off.

Medical Insurance*

Health insurance is provided through Allianz.

Payroll Cycle*

All payments are processed through Remote. All bonuses, stipends, and expense reimbursements are added to the monthly payment, which is made on or before the last working day of each month, payable in arrears. The cut off date for submitting and approving expenses is the 10th of the month.

Notice Period*

The details of your notice period can be found in your Remote contract. The standard notice period for Denmark is 1 month, with termination to take place at the end of the month following the 1-month period.