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Old 30.01.2008, 12:04
debydebo
 
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Re: EU expat contract + religious tax

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Be careful here. If your partner were to switch to a local contract he may find himself losing any length of service entitlements in Denmark. In other words, once the current contract is up, would he find himself starting again with that company in Denmark as a brand new employee? This can mean big bucks if redundancy payments are involved further down the line.
Well, the situation is a bit circumvoluted, as his employer is Swiss, but was recently bought up by the company he transferred from. So technically he's still employed by the Danes, ie they are paying his social contributions to the Danish government, pension and social security. But he is on the payroll of the Swiss one and paying income tax here.

Length of entitlement benefits... hum... well, switching to the Swiss social laws took care of most (8 weeks holidays, paternity leave, free healthcare, don't you love the Scandinavian social system!). But you're right, he should probably do some research on that one.

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On the same theme, he needs to consider what would happen if he is made redundant six months from now, whichever route he takes.
Maybe he would get some sort of expat unemployment benefits from the Danish government??

Wishing HR knew what they're doing!!
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