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If you are not able to take your holiday before the end of the holiday period on 31 December, you have the option of transferring holiday beyond 20 days to the next holiday period. You do this by making a written agreement with your employer about the transfer of the holiday days before the end of the holiday period on 31 December.
If you take the 5th holiday week in the holiday period 1 September - 31 December, you are not transferring the holiday.
You must be aware that holidays of up to 4 weeks that have not been taken during the holiday period cannot be transferred and you will therefore lose the holiday unless you are prevented from taking it. Visit borger.dk to learn when you are prevented from taking your holiday.
You can also receive holiday pay for holidays in addition to 4 weeks paid out, where you have taken 4 weeks holiday in the holiday year and the holiday year has expired per August 31st. Payment of holiday in excess of 4 weeks must be made automatically by the employer at the end of the holiday period per 31 December.
If the holiday pay originates from an employment relationship that has ended at the latest at the end of the holiday period per 31 December, you can have the holiday pay paid regardless of the amount and the number of holiday days. You must fill in a form and send it to the person who is to pay the holiday pay no later than 30 September after the end of the holiday period. You can find the form at borger.dk.
If you have received one or more public benefits during the holiday year (e.g. unemployment benefits, early retirement pay, flexi-benefit etc.), the number of days with said benefit will be deducted from the holiday days for which you wish to receive the holiday benefit.
With the introduction of the new Holiday Act, if you were working, you earned 16.64 days of holiday from 1 January to 31 August 2019, which had to be taken in the mini-holiday year from 1 May to 31 August 2020. If you had any holiday days left on 31 August 2020, they were carried over and covered by the new Holiday Act. You can therefore keep the holiday days until 31 December 2021.
If you have any doubts about whether you had holiday entitlement as of 31 August 2020, you can check your pay slip for August 2020 or contact HR.
If you do not take your accrued holidays by December 31, 2021, the days will be forfeited and you will lose both your holidays and your holiday pay. The reason is that these days cannot be included in the carryover of holidays earned in excess of 20 days to the next holiday period (September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022), as the days are not earned in the holiday year September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021.
If you have taken up a new job or left a job before 31 December 2021, you will be able to receive your holiday pay without taking the holiday. You can only apply for payment after 31 December 2021 via borger.dk
To be eligible for payout, you must not have received any of the following public benefits during the holiday period from 1 September 2020 to 31 December 2021: unemployment benefit, temporary labour market benefit, cash benefit, after-salary benefit, flexi-benefit, resource transition benefit, integration benefit, education assistance or cash assistance.
If you have received one of these benefits, you cannot have your holiday paid out - you must take your holiday before 31 December 2021. The days on which you received the public benefit will be deducted from your holiday.