Bulgaria -Interns to receive contract and minimum pay -March 13, 2014

Parliament approved amendments to the labour code that will require interns to receive a written labour contract and to be paid. In the new code, internships are defined as supervised work, must be paid at no less than the minimum wage and should be agreed in a written contract of no less than 6 months and no more than a year. The new legislation also obliges employers to pay insurance for the interns working in their offices. While trade unions have welcomed the changes in legislation, employer and business representatives have warned the new rules will mean that internships will disappear.

English: http://www.novinite.com/articles/158902/


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