In order to be entitled for compensation you must meet the following criteria:
- The company must not be in arrears
- Payment and reporting must correspond
- You must have paid contributions for the employee who gives birth (or the father)
- The employee who gives birth (or the father) must have been employed for at least 9 months. Length of service is, however, 6 months for employers under Dansk Byggeri. For employees from temporary employment agencies, the special collective agreement terms must be observed.
- You must have paid out a salary during maternity leave
- The company receives employment benefit compensation from the municipality of the birth-giving employee (or the father).
Compensation at birth
As an employer you may receive compensation for the following weeks:
- 4 weeks before the expected birth (pregnancy leave) - only for the mother
- 14 weeks immediately after birth (maternity leave) - only for the mother
- 2 weeks prior to the 14 weeks after birth (paternity leave) - only for the father
- 11 weeks immediately after the maternity leave (i.e. parental leave in the 15th-52nd week after birth) - can be divided so that each parent has up to two periods of leave.
Please note that we can only provide compensation for parental leave in the 15th-52nd week for one of the parents for a maximum of 7 weeks, as 4 weeks are reserved for each parent.
E.g.: The mother takes 2 weeks of paternity leave, the father 6 weeks, then the mother takes 2 weeks again and finally the father takes the last week. A total of 11 weeks.
DA-Barsel may make exemptions from these leave placement requirements in case of hospitalisation due to an illness.