Requirement for COVID-19 testing of travelling employees introduced in Denmark

A bill adopted by the Danish parliament requires employers to ensure that travelling employees are PCR-tested for COVID-19 after entry into Denmark. There are currently strict restrictions on entry to Denmark due to coronavirus. Now, after being fast-tracked through parliament, a bill has been passed to reduce the risk of travelling employees bringing COVID-19 infection with them.  With the adopted bill, employers who employ workers travelling into Denmark to work are required…

Can a bank prevent its employees from investing in cryptocurrencies?

It follows from Danish employment case law that an employer has what is known as ‘management rights’ over its employees. This means, among other things, that an employer can, to a certain extent, issue guidelines relating to employee behaviour. However, there are limits on how intrusive these guidelines can be. In this case, the question was whether a major bank went too far by banning…

Denmark – The European Data Protection Board takes stock

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued its annual report for 2018. The report provides information on the EDPB’s work in the first seven months after the GDPR entered into force and outlines the EDPB’s plans for the future. Since the entry into force of the GDPR on 25 May 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has been tasked with ensuring consistent application…

Denmark: What’s new in employment law in 2019

The new Holiday Act, #MeToo and GDPR fines are expected to be hot topics in the field of employment law in 2019. In addition, a new Stock Options Act came into effect on 1 January and the Supreme Court will deliver its judgment in a case concerning dismissal of an employee with a ‘reduced-hours job’, more specifically on the question of whether it is fair…

Denmark - Proposed directive on protection for whistleblowers

The European Commission has proposed new rules to strengthen protection for whistleblowers reporting breaches of EU law. This article gives a Danish perspective on the proposal. The reason for the proposed new EU rules is that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities in companies and organisations. However, few EU countries have rules adequately protecting whistleblowers. In Denmark, statutory protection for whistleblowers…