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Bulgaria

Employment is a rapidly developing area of regulation in CEE. Our employment specialists in the region can work in partnership with your legal and human resources teams to provide advice on all key aspects of employment law, employee pension arrangements and employee benefit schemes. This is a complex area of law with, at times contradictory, rules established by EU and national legislation. Having been at the forefront of changes to legislation in these areas in several countries in the region, CMS lawyers have a unique grasp of the issues to provide practical and commercial strategies and solutions for your business.

If your business crosses borders, you have to contend with a complex framework of employment in order to achieve the best outcome for your business. With a global network covering 39 countries, we can help you address these challenges in all the countries in which you operate. We advise clients across jurisdictions in relation to employment and executive contracts, pension schemes, employee benefit programmes, restructuring, employment disputes, employment aspects of M&A transactions, works council and trade union relations.  A 280-strong group of employment specialists worldwide can help you navigate a maze of regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you face on a daily basis.

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    Our specialists of the CMS Expat Desk provide cross-border advice to (global) companies about international employees, also known as “expats”.

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    Iain Batty
    08/05/2018
    Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
    11/06/2019
    CJEU de­cision tight­ens work­ing time reg­u­la­tions
    EU em­ploy­ers must now keep de­tailed re­cords of their em­ploy­ees’ work­ing hours, fol­low­ing a re­cent rul­ing by the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU). Na­tion­al law­makers face the chal­lenge of en­sur­ing com­pli­ance across di­verse in­dus­tries and vary­ing.
    23/05/2019
    Tack­ling single-use plastics: the ad­vent of many leg­al meas­ures which...
    Yes­ter­day’s an­nounce­ment that sub­ject to cer­tain ex­cep­tions plastic straws, plastic stemmed cot­ton buds and plastic bever­age stir­rers in Eng­land will be pro­hib­ited from sup­ply as of April 2020 has gained much me­dia at­ten­tion in the UK.
    23/04/2019
    Bul­garia launches na­tion­al web­site on work­er­s' post­ings
    A single na­tion­al web­site in Bul­garia on work­er­s' post­ings (in the frame­work of the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices) went on­line in March 2019. Op­er­ated by the Bul­gari­an Gen­er­al La­bour In­spect­or­ate Ex­ec­ut­ive Agency un­der the Min­istry of La­bour and So­cial Policy, the.
    12/03/2019
    Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
    On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late UK's de­par­ture and define its fu­ture re­la­tion­ship.
    06/03/2019
    EMIR RE­FIT: cleared to land
    In a press re­lease, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on (“Coun­cil”) an­nounced re­cently that a pre­lim­in­ary agree­ment was reached re­lat­ing to the pro­posed reg­u­la­tion that would amend the European Mar­ket In­fra­struc­ture Reg­u­la­tion (“EMIR”).
    01/03/2019
    Bul­garia im­ple­ments GDPR in­to Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act
    After ex­tens­ive pub­lic con­sulta­tions and dis­cus­sions in par­lia­ment, Bul­gari­an law­makers passed amend­ments to the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act, which im­ple­ments the EU­'s Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) with a few loc­al ex­emp­tions.
    03/01/2019
    Tech­no­logy in the work­place – an over­view of em­ploy­ment law is­sues...
    We can no longer ima­gine our pro­fes­sion­al lives without mod­ern in­form­a­tion and com­mu­nic­a­tion tech­no­logy. It is com­mon for em­ploy­ers to provide em­ploy­ees with tech­no­logy such as smart­phones or note­books. These com­mu­nic­a­tion and pro­ductiv­ity tools are also used.
    23/11/2018
    A1 Form: present­a­tion and latest case-law de­vel­op­ments
    European com­pan­ies es­tab­lished out­side of France may tem­por­ar­ily post their em­ploy­ees in France. When do­ing so, they must com­ply with a num­ber of com­puls­ory con­di­tions and form­al­it­ies. One of them con­cerns the so-called A1 form.
    13/11/2018
    Bul­garia ad­opts new Cy­ber Se­cur­ity Act
    On 31 Oc­to­ber 2018, the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment passed the Cy­ber Se­cur­ity Act after a second read­ing, pav­ing the way for this law's en­force­ment with­in the next couple of weeks. The Law im­ple­ments EU Dir­ect­ive 2016/1148 (or the “NIS Dir­ect­ive”) for sus­tain­ing a.
    31/10/2018
    EU Blue Cards - a way for Qual­i­fied For­eign Em­ploy­ees to work in Bul­garia
    Ex­pat work­ers seek­ing po­s­i­tions in Bul­garia have an op­por­tun­ity to ob­tain EU Blue Cards. The EU Blue Card is a leg­al mech­an­ism avail­able to highly qual­i­fied na­tion­als of non-EU mem­ber states for liv­ing and work­ing in Bul­garia.
    24/07/2018
    Bul­gari­an Par­lia­ment to vote on Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion amend­ments...
    On 18 Ju­ly 2018, after ex­tens­ive pub­lic con­sulta­tions, the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters sub­mit­ted the bill for amend­ments and sup­ple­ments to the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act (“Bill”) to the Bul­gari­an Par­lia­ment for a vote.