The fixed-term contract in Bulgaria
The fixed-term contract is signed :
- for a specified period , which may not exceed three years in total;
- to perform a well-defined and temporary work;
- to replace an absent employee ( due to illness or parental leave , for example).
A labour contract is concluded for fixed-term employment and temporary, seasonal or short-term work and cannot be concluded for a permanent job with the company.
The fixed-term contract may be renewed once for a minimum period of one year. The maximum cumulative duration of fixed-term contracts cannot exceed 36 months. The contract of fixed-term employment becomes a labour contract with indefinite period if the employee continues to work at least 5 days after the end of his final fixed-term contract without any written objection from the employer.
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