The transition to the new Danish Holiday Act happens automatically for employees connected to danish vacation rules!

Overview of the transition to the new Danish Holiday Act:

  • 1/5 2020: 16.64 holidays were added to employee holiday balances (20 days if 30 holidays per year)
  • 1/9 2020: employees will be transferred to the new Danish Holiday Act

Default settings on your policies (salary agreements) changes automatically as of 1/9 2020

Applies only to policies (salary agreements) that covers Danish staff!

I.e. staff linked to an agreement with the holiday year: "Denmark Earning 1.1.2019-31.8.2019 Spending: 1.5.2020-31.8.2020"

Earning of holidays from 1st of September 2020:

  • 2.08 vacation days are earned per month (25 days per year)
  • The holiday year starts on 1/9
  • The holiday year ends on 31/8
  • Remaining holidays not spent are sent for processing the first time on 31/12 2021

New default settings on your Danish policies:

Balance transfer of remaining holidays from 1st of September 2020:

  • Remaining holidays is by default transferred manually (ie like today).
  • December 31st 2021 is the first time holidays not used are sent for processing / transfer.
Note: The first holiday year with the new holiday law ends 31/8 2021. But remaining holiday is not calculated until 31/12 2021 cf. the new Danish holiday rules.

New default settings on your Danish policies:

Alternatively, remaining vacation can automatically be reset or automatically be transferred to the next vacation year. These settings are not default settings. Hence, they need to be activated on the policy page.

Rules for requesting vacation starting from 1st of September 2020:

  • The default setting for requesting vacation will be that employees can not request more days than earned at the point of time for the desired spending of the vacation.
  • Vacation is forwarded for approval by the manager.

New default settings on your Danish policies:

The default settings: vacation requests that require more days than earned at the time of the desired vacation is rejected with the message below:

Alternatively, a setting can be activated that allows employees to request more vacation than earned. For example, allow spending of max 5 days not earned yet per holiday year. This setting is not the default. It must be saved / selected manually after the 1st of September.

If the rule above is saved to the policy the employee is connected to, then the request will not be rejected by BitaBIZ if the employee did not earn the vacation days yet. As long as no more than max. 5 days more than earned are requested:

Note: When the info box is yellow, this means that more days are requested than earned. But it is accepted as long as max.5 days that has not yet been earned are requested.

New employee statistics as of 1st of September 2020

With the new default setting for holiday earnings per month to be held the following month (concurrent holiday). Then monthly statistics are added to the employee's annual calendar "My Calendar" on the web portal.

Note: The new statistics are only added to Danish staff who earn holidays per month! I.e. there are no changes in staff linked to a policy that does not cover Denmark!

The new statistics for an overview of monthly vacation earnings show per month in the employee's calendar:

  1. Accumulated accrual of vacation per month throughout the vacation year
  2. Days left per month the employee can request
  3. Approved days used a specific month
The "new" statistics: It guides employees to request their vacation days based on when they are earned during the vacation year.

The "old" statistics: It gives a total overview for the vacation year. I.e. the employee can see how many days they have in total at their disposal out of the 25 days they earn during the vacation year.

The combined solution with the well-known "old" annual vacation statistics and the "new" monthly vacation statistics:

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