Denmark Benefits

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 employees.


  • New Year’s Day
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Prayer Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • 2nd Day of Christmas

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

Holidays that fall on the weekend do not normally transfer to other weekdays.

Vacation Time*

Employees accrue 25 days of vacation per 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

Employees may take up to 5 paid days off for the death of someone close. 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.