If you have a student job, the terms of your employment and pay often depend on whether you are employed in the public or private sector. DM can advise you regarding your rights and working conditions as a student assistant. Among other things, DM can check over your employment contract if you've got a new student job. DM can also offer you guidance if you're fired from your job.
You have the right to an employment contract if you are employed for more than one month and work for an average of at least eight hours per week. That applies regardless of whether you are employed in the public or private sector. According to the Danish Proof of Employment Act ("Ansættelsesbevisloven"), the contract must be in writing, and you must be provided with a copy of it no later than one month after beginning work.
Your rights regarding pay, holiday time, and illness will be indicated in your employment contract.
Terms of employment in the public sector
If you are an undergraduate student, you will ordinarily be employed under an HK agreement.
If you have a bachelor's degree and are performing academic work in your field, you can be employed under an AC agreement, which offers higher pay. However, it is required that the work you will be performing be required for your course of study.
If you are unsure whether your work qualifies as a requirement for your course of study, you are welcome to contact DM at 38 15 66 00 or at email@example.com.
Your pay is described in your labour agreement. Your contract must indicate the labour agreement under which you are employed.
Terms of employment in the private sector
If you are employed at a private business, your employment may not be covered by a labour agreement. Instead, the terms of your employment will be indicated in your employment contract.
You are welcome to contact DM at 38 15 66 00 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require advice about the terms of your employment, your pay, and your rights.
DM has prepared a draft student contract with a checklist and guidance. You can use it as a tool to ensure that your contract meets legal requirements established in the Danish Proof of Employment Act ("Ansættelsesbevisloven").
When your student job ends
As an employee, you are covered by a termination warning period requirement. The length of this warning period will be indicated in your employment contract or your labour agreement.
If you are dismissed from your job, you should always contact DM at 38 15 66 00 or at email@example.com.
If, after concluding your studies, you begin to receive unemployment benefits while searching for a job, there are certain exclusionary rules that you need to be aware of. Contact your unemployment insurance fund for advice about student jobs and unemployment benefits.