Bulgaria expands family leave entitlements

The Bulgarian government recently amended its Labour Code to extend paternity leave entitlements and introduce a right to flexible work arrangements for parents of young children and carers. The amendments align Bulgaria with the European Union Directive No. 2019/1158 on work-life balance for parents and carers.

The amendments were published in the State Gazette and became effective on 1 August 2022.

Bulgaria adopts electronic employment records

Starting 15 May 2018, businesses in Bulgaria are allowed to adopt electronic record keeping for employees, in accordance with the ordinance on the “Type and Requirements for Creating and Maintaining of Electronic Documents in Employee Record.” Previously, only hard copy […]