Country overview

Lionel Fulton (Labour Research Department)

Denmark has existing legislation providing for employee board-level representation in all but the smallest companies – the threshold is 35 employees – so the issue of employee board-level in European companies is of practical concern. Both unions and employers were involved in detailed discussions on the transposition of the directive and the final outcome appears to have satisfied both sides, with the aim being to stick as closely as possible to existing Danish legislation.

With Danish legislation already providing for employee board-level representation in all companies with 35 or more employees, the directive on employee representation in European companies was of direct concern. The legislation was implemented with the close involvement and to the apparent satisfaction of both unions and employers.

Special negotiating body (SNB)

Standard rules under the fallback procedure

Misuse of procedures and structural change

L. Fulton (2008) Anchoring the European Company in National Law - Country Overviews (online publication, prepared for