Employment & Benefits

Need for more flexibility

The labour market is rapidly changing. From the recent economic crisis, to technological advances and the emergence of the digital economy, new regulations and unprecedented employee demands have changed the employer-employee dynamic. We understand the pressure that these types of changes put on businesses and their management.

Key contacts

  • Onboarding of new employees
  • Elaboration and implementation of social benefits programmes
  • Preparation of collective and individual employment agreements
  • Consultation on income tax and social security issues
  • Dismissals and labour contract terminations
  • Legal protection of employers/employees including court litigation and resolving labour disputes
  • Representation before the General Labour Inspectorate
  • Mobility of work force, secondment matters - including visa and temporary residence arrangements for foreign citizens employed by local entities
‘'Pragmatic, high quality, responsive, and value for money.'‘ – Legal 500

Raising the Bar

We advise on employee benefits and compensation matters, ensuring that our clients stay compliant with governing legislation while at the same time being tax efficient. Flexible working schemes, different incentives, benefit models and HR development plans are just some of the modern modules the workforce is currently looking for. DPC team develop innovative ways to address the concerns of our clients and to provide flexibility, while minimizing risks.

Work highlights:
  • Advising the Bulgarian businesses of large media corporation on various employment matters: payroll, social benefits, flexible forms of teleworking, disciplinary proceedings and termination policies, labour disputes, etc.
  • Ensuring full compliance of the client with the local legislation regulating the recruitment and job search activities, contractual relations with potential employers and job candidates, service agreements, consent declarations
  • Regular advice to a major internet providers on various employment and payroll matters and disciplinary proceedings, some of which had led to disciplinary dismissals
“They are truly devoted to the client’s problems and needs, and try to understand the business processes, which makes communication with them straight to the point and very adequate” – Chambers Europe

In Step with the Beat

By taking a multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to provide clients with advice and guidance in connection with the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, outsourcing and other transactions, in addition to standard advisory on daily employment matters, taxation issues and litigation. Our leadership role in various employment law-related organisations has given us experience when interacting with regulators as well as access to international best practices.

Work highlights:
  • Assisting local and foreign businesses in the overall process of onboarding new employees - including elaboration and implementation of social benefits programmes and data protection policies 
  • Legal assistance to leading European fashion retailer on various employment matters, including advice on crisis issues related to the closing of its stores due to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Advising an Austrian investor in a procedure of collective redundancies of over 120 employees

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