….continued from Assignment of employee in Bulgaria – Duration of the working time (Part 1)

Upon explicit consent in writing expressed by the Employees, they are entitled to work more than 48 hours per week. The consent in writing shall be given at the signing of the Additional Employment Contract either to the one Employer /if the case is under art.110/ or to the both Employers /if the case is under art.111/. Provided that the Employee or the worker rejects to work more than 48 hours per week, he can not be obliged to do so, and his refusal can not lead to his dismissal or any other bad consequences.

If the Employee or the worker had given his consent for working above 48 hours per week then the duration of the working time should have been calculated for period no longer than 4 months. For all cases of additional work /more than 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week/, the total duration of working time shall not breach the uninterrupted minimum daily /12 hours/ and weekly rest /1 day/ ascertained with the Labour code.

The Employer is obliged to keep documentation for each Employee or worker who works more than 48 hours per week in compliance with art.110 from the Labour Code and the documentation shall be presented to the Head Labour Inspection under request.

The additional work is forbidden for some positions and under-aged employees.