Employers Who Have Hired Workers without Employment Contract Forfeit Right to Compete for Public Procurements
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Employers Who Have Hired Workers without
Employment Contract Forfeit Right to
Compete for Public Procurements
Sofia, January 2 (BTA) - Any employers who have admitted employees to work for them without a written employment contract concluded with them and registered with the National Revenue Agency forfeit their right to participate in public procurement award procedures for three years, the General Labour Inspectorate Executive Agency said in a press release on Wednesday.
The period begins to run from the effective date of the penalty decree, and the exclusion applies even if the employers concerned have paid the sanction imposed for the infringement.
The violations of the Labour Code which are grounds for mandatory exclusion from public procurement procedures are listed in Item 6 of Article 54 (1) of the Public Procurement Act. In addition to the employment contract obligations detailed above, they include unilateral modification of the employment relationship by the employer or employee, failure to pay the labour remuneration and/or compensations, failure to guarantee payment of the remuneration for good-faith performance of work duties, breaches of the age limit for employment and failure to observe the special arrangements for underage employees, as well as hiring third country nationals residing in Bulgarian territory without authorization. LI/LG