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  1. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Consolidation (No. 1097 of 2014) of the Children Act (No. 18 of 2014). (Bekendtgørelse (Nr 1097 af 2014) af børneloven (Nr 18 af 2014).) - Act online in Danish, Consolidated Text

    Adoption: 2014-10-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-10 | DNK-2014-L-100758

    Consolidation of Act No. 18 of 2014 (amendments through June 2014 including Act No. 485 of 2014 and Act No. 552 of 2014).

    Contains 9 chapters concerning, inter alia:

    Chapter 1: Registration of paternity in connection with birth.
    Chapter 1a: Registration of co-maternity in connection with birth
    Chapter 2: Cases regarding fatherhood and co-maternity by the state administration.
    Chapter 3: Cases regarding paternity and co-maternity in court.
    Chapter 4: Resumption.
    Chapter 5: Paternity, co-maternity and maternity in assisted reproduction.
    Chapter 6: Surrogate motherhood.
    Chapter 7: State Administration guidance duty.
    Chapter 8: Miscellaneous provisions.
    Chapter 9: Entry into force, etc.

  2. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order (No. 983 of 2008) on support for youth with special needs due to physical or mental disability. (Bekendtgørelse (Nr 983 af 2008) om hjælp til børn og unge, der på grund af betydelig og varigt nedsat fysisk eller psykisk funktionsevne har behov for hjælp eller særlig støtte.) - Order online in Danish

    Adoption: 2008-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-06 | DNK-2008-R-84633

    Contains 7 articles concerning procedures for the examination and inclusion of the parents and the child/youth; the role of visitation committees; financial support and the role of municipalities, including the municipal boards; evaluation and follow-up; and entry into force.

  3. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act (No. 240 of 2006) to amend Act (No. 31 of 2005) respecting prohibition against discrimination in the labour market etc.

    Adoption: 2006-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | DNK-2006-L-73428

    Adds new ss. 5(2), 5a(5) (prohibition of discrimination does not prevent special rules regarding wages for young persons below 18 years to be regulated in collective agreement); and 5a(6) (prohibition of discrimination based on age is not applicable to young persons under 15 years, unless the employment is regulated by collective agreement).

  4. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 1347 of 2005) respecting young persons' work in Greenland.

    Adoption: 2005-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | DNK-2005-M-72704

    Contains 8 chapters respecting, i.a., general rules for persons below 18 years of age and specification of certain kinds of work, which they are not allowed to carry out, work time etc. for young persons 15 years of age, employment and work time of persons between 13 and 15 years of age; i.a. repeals Notification (No. 152 of 1972) respecting young persons' dangerous work.

  5. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 239 of 2005) respecting work of young persons.

    Adoption: 2005-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-16 | DNK-2005-M-70276

    Contains eight chapters and 56 sections respecting, i.a., field of application (ch. 1), general rules concerning work of persons below 18 years of age (ch. 2), unauthorised types of work for persons below 18 years of age (ch. 3), working time for 15 year-old persons (ch. 4), employment of 13 to 15 year-old persons and their working time (ch. 5 and 6), cultural activities (ch. 7), and administrative rules (ch. 8).
    Eight annexes contain lists of technical appliances, materials and substances that young workers are allowed or not allowed to handle, and lists of works they are allowed or not allowed to perform.

  6. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 518 of 2004) to amend Notification (No. 146 of 2003) respecting contributions under sections 28 and 29 of the Service Act (No. 764 of 2003) to care for disabled or long-term sick child.

    Adoption: 2004-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2004-06-23 | DNK-2004-M-68078

    Amends introduction and inserts new sections 15a to 15e respecting payment by municipalities of contribtions to special retirement savings in connection with special child care benefits granted on the basis of Act No. 764 of 2003.

  7. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 201 of 2003) to appoint lawyer for unaccompanied minor asylum seeker, if the asylum case is settled in evidently unfounded procedure.

    Adoption: 2003-05-25 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-02 | DNK-2003-M-64360

    Contains five sections whereby the Aliens' Authority is to appoint lawyer for minor asylum seeker (procedural aspects).

  8. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 193 of 2003) respecting the handling of cases as representatives for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers.

    Adoption: 2003-03-20 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | DNK-2003-M-64359

    Contains three sections whereby the Aliens' Authority is to appoint a representative for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers into the country. The Notification does not apply to foreigners who benefit from residence permit or are registered as asylum seekers before 1st April 2003.

  9. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act (No. 400 of 2002) to amend the Social Service Act (No. 844 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2002-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-01 | DNK-2002-L-61951

    Amends, inter alia, section 58a (working out of a plan for children in difficulties, such as a child under 18 years of age liable for criminal action).

  10. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1325 of 2000) respecting bonuses for participants in youth training with paid practice.

    Adoption: 2000-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | DNK-2000-L-58639

    Contains eight sections covering, inter alia, conditions to obtain bonuses under specified vocational training programmes, amount and payment rules, administrative rules, and penal sanctions.

  11. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 76 of 1998) to amend Notification (No. 516 of 1996) respecting work by young persons.

    Adoption: 1998-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1998-02-15 | DNK-1998-M-49636

    Amends several provisions, notably s. 33 (safety and health conditions to fulfill in order to employ, on a short term basis, young persons of 13 or 14 years' age).

  12. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Order amending the Order of the Ministry of Labour concerning work by young persons (vocational training).

    Adoption: 1998-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1998-02-15 | DNK-1998-M-57673

    Amends Order No. 516 of 14 June 1996 and Order No. 1010 of 17 December 1997 with regard to types of work that may be performed by persons who have reached the age of 13 and 14, respectively, for the purpose of acquiring work experience.

  13. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 2 of 1998) respecting a Children's Council.

    Adoption: 1998-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 1998-07-01 | DNK-1998-M-49627

    Contains 12 sections covering, inter alia, appointment of a Children's Council, composition, yearly meeting with relevant organisations, competence and activities.

  14. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Order amending the Order of the Ministry of Labour concerning work by young persons.

    Adoption: 1996-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 1996-11-15 | DNK-1996-M-57672

    Amends sections 25(1), 25(2) and 57(2) of Order No. 516 of 14 June 1996 inter alia with regard to fines to be imposed on companies.

  15. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 662 of 1996) respecting work by young persons on board ships.

    Adoption: 1996-07-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-07-17 | DNK-1996-M-47525

    Provides for rules in respect of safety at work for young persons at sea. Regulates the responsibilities of the employer (shipowner), the captain and the workleader (Ch. 2, ss. 4-8), describes the types of work young persons shall not undertake (Ch. 3, ss. 9-28), prescribes rest periods for young persons (Ch. 4, s. 29). Sanctions include fines. Includes Annex 1 listing technical equipment, installations and methods of work prohibited for young persons under 18, and Annex 2, listing substances young persons under 18 shall not be working with or be exposed to. Gives effect to Community Directive 94/33/EC of 22 June 1994.

  16. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification (No. 516 of 1996) respecting work of young persons.

    Adoption: 1996-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-22 | DNK-1996-M-47522

    Includes Annex 1 a-c (restrictions concerning the use of listed technical equipment for young persons under 18; prohibitions, conditions, exemptions for family undertakings), Annex 2 a-b (restrictions concerning exposure to certain substances; prohibited list, conditionally accepted list for work in agriculture), Annex 3 (types of work prohibited for young persons under 18 years of age) and Annex 4 (types of work permitted for young persons over 13 years of age).
    Repeals Notification No. 25 of 1964 respecting the employment of children in public performances, Notification No. 306 of 1969 respecting a register for persons below 16 years of age, Notification No. 333 of 1977 respecting light work for children, Notification No. 465 of 1985 respecting evening and night work of children, Notification No. 524 of 1992 respecting hazardous work for children and the amendment thereto in Notification No. 644 of 1995.

  17. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act (No. 458 of 1996) to amend the Working Environment Act (No. 89 of 1985).

    Adoption: 1996-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-22 | DNK-1996-L-47520

    Introduces mainly a revised Chapter 10 (young persons under 18). S. 59 (scope of application), s. 60(1) (general obligation or ensure that employment of young persons under 18 does not affect their health, schooling or other training), s. 60(2) (minimum age 15/fulfilling compulsory education), s. 60(3) (rules on higher minima for certain types of work to be issued), s. 60(4-5) (rules on possible exemptions of minima in ss. 60(2-3) for short term work within family, including in agriculture to be issued), s. 60(6) (rules concerning light work for young persons over 13/14; possible exemptions for work of artistic nature), s. 60(7) (notification of parents), s. 60(8) (other notifications), s. 60 (working time limits, prohibition against overtime, coordination with school time, required breaks, night work), s. 62 (daily and weekly maxima and possible exceptions thereto), 62a (possible exceptions from certain prohibitions for young persons no longer in school.) Gives effect to Community Directive No. 94/33/EC of 22 June 1994. Most recent codification of the Act in Notification No. 184 of 22 March 1995.

  18. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification to amend the Notification respecting hazardous occupations for young persons (No. 644 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-01 | DNK-1995-M-42520

    Introduces a new s.16 (money transports, hours of work, isolated workplaces), and a new subsection 3 to s.23 (authority to grant exceptions from s.16). Amends Notification No. 524 of 1992.

  19. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act respecting parental authority and visiting rights (No. 387 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1995-06-15 | DNK-1995-L-42506

    Regulates the scope and content of parental authority over minors as well as the respective rights of parents and minors in case of divorce.

  20. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Social Assistance Act (No. 1123 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 1995-07-01 | DNK-1994-L-42433

    Provides for rules in respect of private and municipal day care and leisure activities offered to young persons.

  21. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Social Assistance Act (No. 1130 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | DNK-1994-L-42436

    Amends the rules in respect of additional support for parents on child care leave.

  22. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting free vocational training for young persons (No. 791 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-08-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-15 | DNK-1994-M-42416

    Defines and further regulates the educational and vocational training programs which may form part of the freely chosen educational program for young persons pursuant to the Act on free guidance for young persons (No. 450 of 1 June 1994).

  23. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting guidance to young persons (No. 783 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-06 | DNK-1994-M-42415

    Regulates the obligation for local counties to provide guidance and information to young persons regarding the labour market and work opportunities for at least two years after the end of compulsory schooling.

  24. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Social Assistance Act (No. 276 of 1993).

    Adoption: 1993-05-06 | DNK-1993-L-34556

    Provides for rules in respect of payment of young person's allowance during visitation periods.

  25. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting young persons working at sea (No. 400 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-01 | DNK-1992-M-35581

    Provides for rules in respect of safety at work for young persons employed on board ship.

  26. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting restrictions on and equalising of expenses incurred by municipalities and country districts to combat unemployment among young persons. No. 98.

    Adoption: 1988-03-01 | DNK-1988-M-4830

    Regulates the duties of municipalities and country districts under the Act (No. 534 of 12 August 1987) respecting employment opportunities for young persons.

  27. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Notification of the Act (No. 534 of 12 August 1987) respecting employment possibilities for young persons. No. 79.

    Adoption: 1988-02-15 | DNK-1988-L-6290

    Regulates the application of the Act (state subsidies for creating employment for unemployed persons between ages 18 and 30 who have been unemployed for at least 3 months).

  28. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Act (last amended by Act No. 534 of 12 Aug. 1987) respecting employment possibilities for young persons. No. 877.

    Adoption: 1987-12-23 | DNK-1987-L-4848

    Amends several ss. respecting decisions taken by the Ministry of Labour (s. 8(5)), subsidies available (s. 18) and training for employment (ss. 23a, 23b, 23c, 23d and 23e).

  29. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Notification respecting the Act (No. 293 of 21 June 1985) respecting offers of employment for the unemployed, young persons, etc. No. 534.

    Adoption: 1987-08-12 | DNK-1987-L-4263

    Regulates the application of the Act to persons under 30 years of age. Various employment training programmes may be set up.

  30. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Notification respecting a training school in Copenhagen for young unemployed persons under the Employment Market Training Act (No. 237 of 6 June 1985). No. 481.

    Adoption: 1987-07-08 | DNK-1987-L-4260

    Creates a training school for youth of 18 to 25 years of age who have special adjustment problems.

  31. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act (No. 277 of 10 June 1981) respecting offers of employment for the unemployed, young persons, etc. No. 368.

    Adoption: 1987-06-10 | DNK-1987-L-4213

    Inserts new ss. 9(1)(4) and 9(1)(2) (rules governing review of a decision and strengthening the right to have offers of employment).

  32. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Notification respecting the limits on and adjustments in contributions under the Act (No. 277 of 10 June 1981) respecting offers of employment for the unemployed, young persons, etc. No. 302.

    Adoption: 1987-05-20 | DNK-1987-L-4212

    Regulates the contributions to be paid by the municipality and county.

  33. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act (No. 293 of 21 June 1985) respecting employment possiblities for young persons, etc. No. 284.

    Adoption: 1987-05-13 | DNK-1987-L-4211

    Repeals s. 7, amends ss. 22 and 23 and inserts ss. 23a, 23b and 26(3) (concerning public subsidies).

  34. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act (No. 277 of 10 June 1981) respecting offers of employment for the unemployed, young persons, etc. No. 911.

    Adoption: 1986-12-23 | DNK-1986-L-4247

    Amends several ss. (increases the age limit to persons of 30 years of age).

  35. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification for Greenland respecting relatively light forms of gainful employment for children. No. 400.

    Adoption: 1986-06-24 | DNK-1986-M-2391

    Types of work on which children over 10 and 13 years of age may be employed and those on which children under 15 years of age may not be employed.

  36. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting the employment of young persons in private undertakings with a wage subsidy. No. 634.

    Adoption: 1985-12-19 | DNK-1985-M-1922

  37. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting evening or night work for young persons. No. 465.

    Adoption: 1985-10-25 | DNK-1985-M-1918

  38. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Social Assistance Act [No. 356 of 1983] (amendment of rules for the residence of children and young persons away from their own homes). No. 301.

    Adoption: 1984-06-06 | DNK-1984-L-524

    Miscellaneous amendments.

  39. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting the conditions of remuneration and employment where subsidies are paid towards the employment of young persons in private undertakings. No. 551.

    Adoption: 1983-11-21 | DNK-1983-M-10021

  40. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting guidance for young persons in connection with opportunities for training and employment. No. 362.

    Adoption: 1982-06-30 | DNK-1982-M-10401

  41. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act respecting the creation of jobs. No. 286.

    Adoption: 1982-06-09 | DNK-1982-L-10396

    State subsidies towards the creation of employment opportunities for workers between the ages of 18 and 25.

  42. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting the employment of children on light work. No. 333.

    Adoption: 1977-06-23 | DNK-1977-M-13435

    Applicable to children under 15 years of age.

  43. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Act (No. 236 of 1975) to amend the Act (No. 114 of 1970:LS 1970 - Den. 1) respecting placement and unemployment insurance, and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1975-06-12 | DNK-1975-L-14613

    Reduction of the age limit for membership, half-yearly adjustment of unemployment benefit, reduction of the waiting period and waiver of the special condition of prior employment in the case of young persons under 22 years of age.

  44. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Children and Young Persons Protection Act [No. 413 of 28 Aug. 1970]. No. 315.

    Adoption: 1974-06-19 | DNK-1974-L-15064

    Amends ss. 63, 70 and 71.

  45. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting the medical examination of workers in Greenland. No. 119.

    Adoption: 1974-03-05 | DNK-1974-M-15057

  46. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act [No. 413 of 28 Aug. 1970] respecting the protection of children and youth persons.

    Adoption: 1973-03-21 | DNK-1973-L-15902

    Amends ss. 14, 81 and 82 and inserts a new s. 80a.

  47. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting the medical examination of workers exposed to the effects of ionising radiations.

    Adoption: 1972-02-29 | DNK-1972-M-16418

  48. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Notification of the Children and Young Persons Protection Act (No. 193) of 4 JUne 1964, as last amended by the Act (No. 230) of 27 May 1970.

    Adoption: 1970-08-28 | DNK-1970-L-17476

    Repeals the Act (No. 170) of 31 May 1961 on the same subject.

  49. Denmark - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification respecting the medical examination of [employed] persons under 18 years of age. No. 330.

    Adoption: 1968-09-16 | DNK-1968-M-18391

    Repeals Notification No. 231 of 14 July 1955 on the same subject.


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