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Legal Advice On Student Jobs

Illness, sick pay, salary and working hours. Learn more about your rights and options if you are employed in a student job.

As a student, you can freely use Finansforbundet’s legal advice, where lawyers and other specialists are ready to advise you on legal matters before, during, and after your employment in a student job.

We know the finance and IT sector, and the legislation around it. So we can provide you with specialised advice.

What can I get advice about?

  • The employment contract. This applies to both student jobs and your first full-time job.
  • Terms of employment, working hours, conflicts on the job, etc.
  • Illness, holiday, and sick pay
  • Social conditions such as parental leave
  • Rules on unemployment benefits
  • Resignation and termination
  • Other matters relating to employment law

Questions about student jobs

Can you get legal advice even if you are not employed under Finansforbundet’s collective agreement?

It makes no difference whether or not you are employed under Finansforbundet’s collective agreement.
We of course know our own collective agreement in detail, but in terms of legal advice and assistance, we can certainly help you even if you are employed on different terms.

Can you get advice about the employment agreement for your student job?

Yes, our lawyers can read through your contract and contact you with coaching on whether you can sign it with confidence or whether you need to go back to your employer and negotiate the terms.

You can send the employment agreement to us at raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk, and then we will contact you when we have looked into your case.

Read more about what should be in an employment agreement.

Are you getting the salary you should for your student job?

There is a difference between whether you are employed according to a collective agreement or whether you are employed on individual terms where the employer and employee can more freely agree on the salary.

We can advise you on your specific case, if you call us at 3266 1330 or send your employment contract to raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk.

You can also get good advice and coaching on salary negotiations or read more about how to negotiate salary.

What do you do if you don’t always get paid on time for your student job?

You are entitled to be paid as agreed. If this is not the case, you must initially notify your employer and provide a deadline of three days.

If you are still not paid your salary, you can contact us at 3266 1330 or raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk. One of our lawyers will then bring a case against your employer if there is a legal basis for it.

Can your employer require you to work in the evening for the same pay?

It depends on how you are employed. If you are employed according to a collective agreement, your salary and working hours are often agreed upon in advance. If you are employed outside of a collective agreement, it depends on what is agreed upon in your individual contract.

If you send your employment contract to us at raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk, we can advise you on your specific case.

What do you do if you have not received holiday pay from your previous employer?

The first thing you need to do is remind your former employer.

If your employer still does not pay, you can send an email to raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk. Our lawyers can then help you get the holiday pay you are entitled to.

How are you financially positioned in the event of parental leave during a student job, and how long do you have parental leave?

It depends on how you are employed.

We can advise you on your specific case if you send your employment contract to us at raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk so we can investigate your circumstances.

You can also see the unemployment benefit period with our parental leave calculator, and you can also contact our social advisors at 3266 1330.

Understand your rights

Illness, sick pay, salary and working hours. Learn more about your rights and options - whether you are employed in a student job or have gotten your first full-time job.

Contact us

32 96 13 31

You are welcome to call us Monday to Thursday between 8.30 a.m. and 16.00 p.m. and Friday between 8.30 a.m. and 15.00 p.m.

You can also send an e-mail to raadgivning@finansforbundet.dk

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