Jonas Enkegaard



Dir: +45 33344174

Mob: +45 52344174

Secretary: Hanne Valgreen

Jonas Enkegaard advises Danish and international enterprises, public authorities and organisations on all aspects of employment and labour law, both the relationship between the company and the individual employee and issues relating to collective agreements. He is specialised in employee relations in connection with corporate acquisitions, executive service agreements and in drafting agreements concerning employees’ employment conditions – including bonus schemes, employment contracts and severance agreements, etc.

Jonas also deals with issues relating to public employment and collective agreements, including the employment conditions of civil servants. He also advises on employment matters in connection with delegation of employees, including delegation contracts, choice of law rules, rules concerning social security and applications for work permits.

Jonas Enkegaard is editor and co-author of the book "Scandinavian Employment Law", and he is the author of a number of articles on employment law issues.

Jonas is mentioned in the following international legal directories:
Legal 500 - Employment (Recommended Lawyer)



Partner, Horten, 2012
Right of audience before the High Court, 2011
Attorney, Horten, 2008-2012
Admitted to the Danish bar, 2008
Assistant Attorney, Horten, 2006-2008
Legal Consultant, Lederne, 2004-2006


Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 2004
Semester at the University of Queensland, Australia, 2004


Danish Association of Labour Law
Employment Lawyers
European Employment Lawyers Association             



Incentive payments for employees

29 January 2018

When you are about to start your own business, it can be difficult to offer a salary that attracts the most skilled employees. Another way to attract employees can be through incentive payment. We have listed the different types of incentive payments.

Nine things to be aware of when employing staff

29 January 2018

We go through a number of focus areas which are useful to know when you are starting up a new business and are considering employing staff.

New Holiday Act adopted

26 January 2018

On 25 January 2018, the parliament unanimously adopted the new Holiday Act. At the same time, the parliament adopted the Act on administration of outstanding holiday pay.

Are you allowed as a governm¬ent official to say that the municipal chief executive's "core competence may not be the truth"?

30 January 2017

According to the Ombudsman, it was in accordance with the rules of government employees' freedom of speech when a municipal employee was given a warning for writing on his Facebook profile that the municipal chief executive was "a person whose core competence may not be the truth".

The Danish state is liable in damages for lack of replacement holiday

23 January 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Danish state is liable in damages for not having made the Holiday Act consistent with the Working Time Directive fast enough in relation to sickness during holiday. However, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Danish state as the Supreme Court found that the state was not liable in damages at the time of the employee's sickness during the summer holiday 2010.

Tender procedure concerning bus route not covered by the Transfer of Undertakings Act

25 May 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled in a case, which concerned the question whether the Transfer of Undertakings Act applied in connection with the tender procedure concerning the bus route between Viborg and Herning with the result that a group of employees could not claim outstanding salary from the tenderer that won the tender.

Summary dismissal for purchase of mobile tickets for the employer's account

17 March 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled in a case where an employee purchased train tickets for private purposes from his work phone. According to the Supreme Court, the summary dismissal was justified.

Update Employment Law

3 September 2014