Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Danish Krone (DKK)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

14 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index


Statutory Leave

Unemployment benefit; see sick leave

Sick Leave

13 weeks

Maternity Leave

17 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

DK 15,150 per month.

Overtime Pay

There is currently no legislation on overtime.

Some contracts may have their own overtime rates established through collective bargaining agreements.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Greenland.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in monthly instalments by the last day of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

0.9% - Social security contribution

Employee Costs & Taxes

Personal income taxes vary on the municipality: 

  • Kujalleq - 44%
  • Sermersooq - 42%
  • Qeqqata - 42% 
  • Qeqertalik - 44%
  • Avannaata - 44%
  • Outside municipal areas - 36%

Employment Information

Termination Process

Compensation is entitled to employees nonetheless the reason for dismissal if they have worked over 12 years.

Employers may terminate the employment agreement with one month's notice to the end of the month regardless of the length of employment.

Notice period

Notice periods depend of the length of employment: 

  • 1 month for 5 months of service
  • 3 months for 2 years and 9 months of service
  • 4 months for 5 years and 8 months of service
  • 5 months for 8 years and 7 months
  • 6 months for the following (maximum)

Probation Period

There is currently no legislation for probation periods in Greenland.

Probation may be established through employment agreements and averages at 3 months.

Severance Details

The amount of compensation varies on the length of employment:

  • 1 month salary for 12 years of employment
  • 2 months salary for 15 years of employment
  • 3 months salary for 18 years of employment (maximum) 

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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