Recruitment and Hiring Staff in Dobrich

RECRUITMENT AND HIRING STAFF IN DOBRICH

 

No.

Indicators of the process of hiring staff  (for 2006)

Answer

 

Difficulties when hiring staff

 

1

Can you sign a temporary labor contract for temporary employment?

Yes. Article 68 of the Labor Code (LC) provides for temporary labor contracts.

2

What is the maximum term of a temporary labor contract?

36 months

3

What is the ratio between the minimum wage and the average added value for each additional worker hired?

Such an indicator does not exist in our labor legislation.

 

Flexibility of working hours

 

4

What, according to the regulations, is the maximum length of a working day?

12 hours in total

5

What, according to the regulations, is the maximum length of a working week?

5 days

6

Are there any restrictions concerning nightshifts?

Yes, there are restrictions concerning the length of the nightshift, and the employees who do the nightshifts. (Article 140, Paragraphs 1 and 4 of the LC)

7

Are there any restrictions concerning work at weekends?

Yes, Article 153 of the LC requires that workers and employees have the weekends off.

8

How much holiday does an employee with a 20-year employment record get?

20 working days paid annual leave

 

Difficulties when laying off staff

 

9

Is overstaffing a justified reason for layoffs?

Yes

10

Does an employer have to inform a third party before making an employee redundant?

Yes. According to Article 333 of the LC, some categories of employees have protection against redundancies under Articles 328, Paragraph 1, Sections 2, 3, 5, and 11, and Article 330, Paragraph 2, Section 6 of the LC.

11

Does an employer need the consent of a third party to make an employee redundant?

Yes. The employer needs the consent of the Labor Inspectorate in cases under Article 333, Paragraph 1, Sections 1 - 5 of the LC, and the consent of the Regional Committees of Expert Doctors in cases under Article 333, Paragraph 1, Sections 2,3 of the LC.

12

Does an employer have to inform a third party before starting redundancies?

Yes. According to Article 130, Section a' of the LC, the employer has to inform the union representatives and the representatives of the workers/employees under Article 7, Paragraph 2 of the LC, as well as the Employment Agency.

13

Does an employer need the consent of a third party to start redundancies?

No

14

Do labor regulations require that employers offer re-qualification or alternative job to an employee before dismissing him/her?

No

15

During lay-offs, are there any rules concerning biased treatment of the different categories of employees?

The employer has the right to select the more efficient and/or better qualified employees - Article 329 of the LC.

16

During rehiring, are there any rules concerning order of priority of the different employees?

No

 

Flexibility of human resources management

 

 

Cost of hiring an employee (% of the salary)

 

17

What is the notice period of an employee with a 20-year employment record in the company?

Under a permanent labor contract - 30 working days, if the contract does not specify a different period, but not more than 3 months. Under a temporary labor contract - 3 months, but not more than the period until the expiry date of the contract.

18

What lay-off payment does an employer owe an employee with a 20-year employment record in the company?

The amount of the lay-off payment equals the gross salary for the period during which the employee is off work, but not for a period longer than one month - Article 222, Paragraph 1 of the LC; lay-off payment under Article 220, Paragraph 1 of the LC.

19

What fine does the state impose on an employer for lay-offs?

No fine is imposed.

20

Cost of lay-offs

Compensation for the paid leave that the employee is entitled to, plus compensation for the notice period (up to three gross monthly salaries), plus compensation for the period during which the employee is off work.

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