Bulgaria: New Notification and Document Retention Requirement for Foreign Employers Seconding Employees

According to a new rule, foreign employers seconding employees to Bulgaria must submit a form to the Labor Inspectorate by February 10, 2017 and must maintain certain documents related to the employee's posting during the assignment and for one year following the end of the assignment.

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According to a new rule, foreign employers seconding employees to Bulgaria must comply with a new notification rule by February 10, 2017 and must maintain certain documents related to the employee's posting.

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 authorize 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
• Pay slips.

Background

The new rules finalize 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.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to emea@fragomen.com.


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