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Bulgaria - Source and scope of regulations



References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 30.12.2016 (SG No. 105)
    [Note: The English version of the Labour Code (NATLEX) covers updates only until 2004. However, subsequent amendments have been reviewed by the researchers.
    The updated Labour Code is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.lex.bg/laws/ldoc/1594373121; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 29.12.2015 (SG, No. 105)
    An updated version is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.mlsp.government.bg/ckfinder/userfiles/files/politiki/zaetost/zakonodatelstvo/ZAKON_za_nasyrcavane_na_zaetostta_12_2015.docx; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14. Available at:
    ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=4625&langId=en


References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 15.12.2015 (SG No. 8)
    [Note: The English version of the Labour Code (NATLEX) covers updates only until 2004. However, subsequent amendments have been reviewed by the researchers.
    The updated Labour Code is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.lex.bg/laws/ldoc/1594373121; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 17.07.2015 (SG, No. 54)
    An updated version is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.mlsp.government.bg/ckfinder/userfiles/files/politiki/zaetost/zakonodatelstvo/ZAKON_za_nasyrcavane_na_zaetostta_12_2015.docx; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14. Available at:
    ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=4625&langId=en


References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 25.07.2014 (SG No. 61)
    [Note: The English version of the Labour Code (NATLEX) covers updates only until 2004. However, subsequent amendments have been reviewed by the researchers.
    The updated Labour Code is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.lex.bg/laws/ldoc/1594373121; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 09.08.2013 (SG, No. 70)
    An updated version is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.mlsp.government.bg/ckfinder/userfiles/files/politiki/zaetost/zakonodatelstvo/ZAKON_za_nasyrcavane_na_zaetostta_12_2015.docx; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14. Available at:
    ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=4625&langId=en


References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 03.12.2013 (SG No. 104)
    [Note: The English version of the Labour Code (NATLEX) covers updates only until 2004. However, subsequent amendments have been reviewed by the researchers. The updated Labour Code is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.lex.bg/laws/ldoc/1594373121; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 02.08.2013 (SG, No. 68)
    An updated version is available in Bulgarian at: https://www.mlsp.government.bg/ckfinder/userfiles/files/politiki/zaetost/zakonodatelstvo/ZAKON_za_nasyrcavane_na_zaetostta_12_2015.docx; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14. Available at:
    ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=4625&langId=en


References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 18.05.2012 (SG No. 38)
    [Note: The English version of the Labour Code (NATLEX) covers updates only until 2004. However, subsequent amendments have been reviewed by the researchers. The updated Labour Code (2011) is available in Bulgarian
    Date: 18 May 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 24.01.2012 (SG, No. 7)
    [Note: Subsequent amendments (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) are not included in the English consolidated version (NATLEX), however, they have been reviewed by the researcher. An updated version is available in Bulgarian]
    Date: 24 Jan 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14.


References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 21.10.2011 (SG No. 82) Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 18.05.2012 (SG No. 38)
    [Note: The English version of the Labour Code covers updates only until 2004. However, subsequent amendments have been reviewed by the researchers. The updated Labour Code (2011) is available in Bulgarian.]
    Date: 21 Oct 2011; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 07.06.2011 (SG, No. 43)
    [Note: Subsequent amendments (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) are not included in the English consolidated version (NATLEX), however, they have been reviewed by the researcher. An updated version is available in Bulgarian]
    Date: 06 Jun 2011 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14.


References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 01.10.2010 (SG No. 77)
    [Note: The English version of the Labour Code (NATLEX) covers updates only until 2004. Subsequent amendments have however been reviewed by the researcher].
    Date: 01 Jan 2010 (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 29.10.2010 (SG, No. 85)
    [Note:The 2006, 2009, and 2010 amendments to the Employment Promotion Act are not included in the English consolidated version of the Act. However they have been reviewed by the researcher.]
    Date: 29 Oct 2010 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14.


References
  • Labour Code [LC], SG, No. 26 and No. 27, 1986, as subsequently amended up to 29.12.2009 (SG No. 103) The 2005 and 2009 amendments to the Labour Code (see Natlex) are not included in the English electronic consolidated version of the LC. However, they have been reviewed by the researcher.
    Date: 29 Dec 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Employment Promotion Act, SG, No. 112, 2001, as subsequently amended up to 15.09.2009 (SG, No. 74). [Note:The 2008 and 2009 amendments to the Employment Promotion Act are not included in the English consolidated version of the Act. However, they have been reviewed by the researcher.]
    Date: 15 Sep 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Exclusion only applicable to collective dismissals: see collective dismissal definition in Supplementary provisions, § 1 (9) LC.
    The rules on individual dismissals apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • No details on the scope of application in the LC.
    However see : Prof. Vassil Mrachkov, "Termination of employment relationships - The legal situation in Bulgaria", EU Commission, 2006, p. 14.