The Employment contract is a kind of bilateral civil agreement made for valuable consideration. This is the typical ground for initiating the employment relation between the both parties – Employer and Employee. The Employment contract regulates the rendering of work force, namely obtaining labour against remuneration. The result from the expend labour is of secondary importance. In essence, the Employment contract is a transaction between a natural person /Employee/ on the one side and another natural person, juridical person or other entity /Employer/ from the other side, by virtue of which the first party /the employee/ is obliged to render his work force and the other party /the employer/ shall be obliged to pay remuneration. Although the Labour code of the Republic of Bulgaria determines the definitions employer and employee, therein the Employment contract is not specified with obligatory model.
The Employment contract shall be concluded before the entrance of the Employee into the office of the Employer. After the contract is signed by the both parties, it will be a subject of statutory registration with the National Revenue Agency. This action shall be performed by the Employer within a term of 3 /three days/ from the signature date. Taking into consideration the provisions of art.63 from the Labour code whereat the Employee is obliged to take up his duties within a term of 7 /seven/ days as from the signature date, the starting of the employment relation could be determined in advance or explicitly mentioned in the Employment contract.