Ernst & Young Law Partnership
Certain changes to the Bulgarian Labour Code (LC) were enacted on 5.8.2022 and entered into force retroactively as of 1.8.2022.
The Bulgarian Parliament has adopted new legislation that introduces important changes to the Labour Code, the Social Insurance Code and the Health Insurance Act.
March 2022 – Two years after COVID-19 was officially reported in Bulgaria, the local labour market appears to be steadily returning to its pre-COVID-19 tempo of growth...
Ernst & Young Law Partnership
Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic more and more employers are switching to remote work. In some instances, this was done voluntarily in others because of the push of the government...
In recent years, Bulgaria has been an increasingly attractive destination for the outsourcing of businesses in numerous industries. As a member of the European Union
Envoy Global, Inc.
The Bulgarian government has increased minimum wages to BGN 650 per month in 2021
Many companies are still directing employees to work from home due to the new COVID-19 economic and social reality.
The Bulgarian government is undertaking measures for the gradual release of the lockdown and related restrictive measures imposed during the state of emergency in Bulgaria. The aim is to restore the normal functioning...
Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum monthly wage in Bulgaria has increased to BGN 610, up 8.9 percent from 2019.
The new PDA aims to enhance conditions for social and labour integration of people with disabilities in Bulgaria and provides stricter obligations for employers compared to the formerly applicable framework.
April 2019 – On 2 April 2019, the rules for the implementation of Bulgaria's new Persons with Disabilities Act (the "Act") entered into force.
Bulgarian companies with staff exceeding 50 employees are obliged to open workplaces for people with disabilities, as per the new Disability Act which has entered in force as of 1st January 2019.
TMF Group BV
The newly-adopted Act contains important updates to the employment regulations for disabled and permanently disabled people.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Politics recently adopted an ordinance for employment-related electronic documents and the requirements for their creation and storage in an employee's file.
As of May 2018 the new Ordinance on the Rules and Requirements for Creation and Storage of Electronic Documents at the Employee's File (the 'Ordinance') ...
In May 2018, the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Politics adopted an ordinance for employment-related electronic documents and the requirements for their creation and storage in an employee's file ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
New rules on calculating working time in Bulgaria went into effect on January 1, 2018. The Ordinance on Working Time, Breaks, and Holidays sets rules on what is called the Summarized Calculation of Working Time ...
Protection of employees which was given strong support by Bulgarian Parliament led to difficulties in closing M&A transactions.
Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov
The Republic of Bulgaria is situated on the west coast of the Black Sea, with Romania to the north, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the former Yugoslavia to the west.
In these joined cases a Bulgarian school employee and an Italian bank employee were dismissed. These dismissals were subsequently held to be illegal and the employees were reinstated; ...