Danish police agree to 3-month grace period for new posted worker rules
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When new rules for the remuneration of posted drivers enters into force on January 1st, the Danish Transport Authority has agreed with the National Police that in the first 3 months the rules will merely represent a „guiding principle”.
According to Danish road transport website lastbilmagasinet.dk, the Danish Transport Authority informed its subscribers of the news via e-mail.
The reason for this agreement with the National Police is that the rules were published very recently, which hasn’t given companies much time to adjust to the new regulations.
As a result, between now and the end of March, anyone found breaking the rules will likely just be given a verbal warning and be informed about the changes.
Among other things, the new rules require lorry drivers conducting cabotage trips to be paid the minimum hourly rate for the duration of their time in Denmark.
As we reported back in November, the minimum wage for lorry drivers in Denmark is set to rise next year.