Bulgaria's Parliament adopted amendments to the Labour Code introducing fines for employees working without labour contracts.
The fine will be three times the size of the employee's social insurance contributions, state-run Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported.
Under the amendments, both employer and employee will be fined. The fine for employers will vary between 1,500 levs ($998/767 euro) and 15,000 levs.
The changes aim to bring to light employers in the grey sector, BNT quoted social minister Totyu Mladenov as saying.