Barsel.dk is a maternity scheme for the private labour market.
The scheme has been passed by law.
The aim of the scheme is to reduce salary costs for companies who have employees on maternity leave.
- Who is covered?
- As a matter of principle, all companies that are on the private labour market are covered by the scheme. As an employer, the law states that you have to pay contributions to Barsel.dk unless your company has already entered into an agreement with another approved maternity scheme for all employees. More information is available here:
- Who is covered
- What does it cost?
- The annual contribution for a full-time monthly paid employee is DKK 825.00. More information about the calculations is available here:
- What it costs
- How do I pay?
- You normally pay via Direct debit service (PBS). More information about the payment deadlines is available here:
- How do I pay
- What compensation will I obtain?
- You are entitled to compensation if your employee receives pay during maternity leave and their pay is higher than the unemployment benefit rate. This compensation is equal to the difference between the salary and maternity benefits up to DKK 142 an hour. You will receive holiday pay included in the repayment The repayment is increased by 12.5% - corresponding to the rate of holiday pay. This means that the total repayment is now 159.75 DKK per hour as the highest amount. More information about compensation is available here:
What should I do if I am no longer an employer?
You must pay the full amount stated on the collection form that you received. This amount has been calculated based on the Danish Labour Market Supplementary Pension (ATP) payment that you paid for your employees before ceasing to be their employer.
Barsel.dk is aimed at employers. If you would like to know more about your rights as a salaried worker, please contact your employer or municipality.