Statutory holidays: 25
Public holidays: 9
Often ranked among the best places to live in the world, Denmark has extremely generous benefits for employees and a strong belief in work-life balance. Workers are allotted at least 11 hours of rest daily by law and are allowed to work a maximum of six days in a week, according to the World Bank.
Companies often give five additional days of holiday to workers, on top of the 25 days for the year. The country also has generous benefits for young parents. Parents can split a total of 52 weeks of maternity or paternity leave per child, however they cannot take time off at the same time.
Yet despite its employment benefits, Denmark is also known as one of the easiest places in Europe to get fired. Under its "flexicurity" system, employers can freely choose to dismiss an employee as long as the termination is justified. Businesses also have no obligations to rehire former employees, and severance payments are not given to workers unless they have worked for at least 12 years.