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The New Danish Holiday Act & Employee Central

In 2014, the European Commission ruled that the Danish Holiday Law was not in compliance with EU law, and on 25 January 2018, a new Danish Holiday Act was passed.

The new Holiday Act will change the Danish holiday system on a fundamental level. When the law goes into force on 1 September 2020, all employers in Denmark must adopt this act. It is important to be aware of the implications this will have on employment contracts and HR policies.

Concurrent holidays

As something entirely new, the new law introduces so-called “concurrent holiday”. This means that employees now will be able to take out their paid holiday in the same year as that in which the holiday entitlement is accumulated.

Furthermore, the Act involves a transitional arrangement, which will facilitate the transition from offset holidays from the current system, to concurrent holiday.

What does that mean for SuccessFactors EC users?

If you already have SuccessFactors Time Off integrated in your Employee Central solution, you do not have to worry. GP Strategies have developed a solution that will give you a smooth transition from the old logic to the new rules.

We have EC, but another Time Management system – what are our options?

There is no way around it. The new Danish Holiday Law will mean an extensive upgrade of your current system.

If you have been considering SuccessFactors Time Off, yet have decided against it for practical and/or economic reasons, now is the ideal time to change. You are in for an upgrade either way, so why not take advantage of this game changer to streamline your current setup?

Please contact us for more information on how GP Strategies can deliver a smooth transition to the new Danish holiday system for your company.