A new fund will help foreign posted workers receive their wages.
When can a worker receive their wage via the fund?
Foreign posted workers can only receive their wages from the fund if:
- They are posted from an EU or EEA country
- They are covered by a Danish collective agreement
- They have had their wage claim upheld in the industrial dispute settlement system
- They have unsuccessfully attempted to receive their wage from their employer
The trade union that pursued the industrial dispute case can represent the worker.
About the fund
On virk.dk, the fund publishes a list of foreign employers that have given rise to claims for payment from the fund over the preceding 36 months. This is done so that Danish assignors can familiarise themselves with the list before signing a contract with a foreign employer. If a Danish assignor chooses to sign an agreement with a foreign employer on the list, the assignor will, in the same manner as the employer, be charged an increased fee if the employer again gives rise to payment claims from the fund.
The fund is financed by contributions from all Danish employers that are obliged to pay the Labour Market Supplementary Pension (in Danish ATP) for employees.
All foreign employers providing services that employ temporary workers in Denmark also contribute to the fund. The collection of contributions from these enterprises is based on notification to the Register of Foreign Service Providers (RUT-registeret).