Employment and Employee Benefits in Bulgaria: Overview
by Vesela Kabatliyska and Bilyana L Ruseva, Dinova Rusev & Partners Law Office
A Q&A guide to employment and employee benefits law in Bulgaria.
This Q&A gives a high-level overview of the key practical issues including: the scope of employment regulation; employment status; background checks; regulation of the employment relationship (including unilateral changes by an employer to the terms and conditions of employment); minimum wage and bonuses; working time, holidays and flexible working; illness and injury of employees; rights created by continuous employment; provisions for fixed-term, part-time and agency workers; discrimination and harassment; termination of employment (including protection against dismissal and protected employees); resolution of disputes between an employee and employer; redundancy/layoff; employee representation and consultation; consequences of a business transfer; employer and parent company liability; employer insolvency; employers’ health and safety obligations; taxation of employment income; intellectual property; restraint of trade; relocation of employees; and proposals for reform.
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