Foreign employers seconding employees to Bulgaria must comply with new notification and document retention rules by February 10, 2017.
Notification Rule Details
Foreign employers seconding employees to Bulgaria must file a form with the Labor Inspectorate by February 10, 2017. The foreign employer may authorise the Bulgarian host entity to file the form on its behalf through a representative employee.
Document Retention Rule Details
Additionally, the Bulgarian company must maintain the following documents related to the employee’s posting during the assignment and for one year following the end of the assignment (in hardcopy or electronic form and translated in Bulgarian):
Proof of the employment relationship between the posted employee and the foreign entity;
Time sheets; and
The new rules finalise the ongoing reform to align Bulgarian legislation with the EU Directive rules regarding notifications for seconded employees.
What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
Bulgarian employers hiring posted workers should contact their immigration professional to ensure they comply with the new notification and document retention requirements. The new notification requirement may be subject to a fee.