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Heavier fines for health and safety violations

February 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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15-01-2009 - Heavier fines for health and safety violations are now a reality. The amendment of the Danish Working Environment Act, which includes a doubling of fines, has come into force.

The Danish Working Environment Act amended

Sussi L. Skovgaard-Holm
slh@norrbomvinding.com

Heavier fines for health and safety violations are now a reality. The amendment of the Danish Working Environment Act, which includes a doubling of fines, has come into force.

The accident at work rate must fall, particularly for accidents that result in serious injury or death. That is the objective of the most recent amendment of the Danish Working Environment Act, which considerably increases fines for health and safety violations among other things. Click here to see our previous article on the Bill.

The amended Act came into force on 1 January 2009 and applies to all health and safety violations from that date.

This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such

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