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28 Dec The employer’s obligation to provide food and beverages. Is an alternative compensation allowed?

Our labour law expert Anna Filcheva has published her new article:

Performance of the employer’s obligations under Art. 140, Para. 3 Art. 285, Para. 1 of the Labour Code in conformity with the law

in issue ХІV/2016 of the esteemed academic book series of the Bulgarian Academy of Science Academic works of the Institute for 20160504_143030 (2)Legal Studies.

In the article prepared within her doctorate studies, our colleague reviews employer’s obligations under Art. 140, Para. 3 of the Labour Code and Art. 285, Para. 1 of the Labour Code to provide food and beverage to its workers or employees under certain conditions are analyzed in the article in order to give an answer to the question if the replacement of the natural considerations of the employer with their monetary value is in conformity with the law and its consequences. Conflicting interpretations within the current case law are analyzed to arrive at the conclusion that the law does in fact allow for the employer not only to perform its obligations under Art. 140, Para. 3 of the Labour Code and Art. 285, Para. 1 of the Labour Code in-kind but also to provide a monetary compensation as an alternative.

The complete article is available in Bulgarian at Publication Section of our website.