HOW CAN YOU TAKE THE RAMADAN FEAST 9 DAYS HOLIDAY? / This year holy Ramadan Feast will be observed between Tuesday, 4 June and Thursday 6 June, also Monday, 3rd of June is the eve of the feast and half day holiday.
CAN YOU TAKE FREE TIME FOR HOURS WORKED IN RAMADAN FEAST? / Some of the employees, especially the ones in services sector, are obliged to work in the Feast of Ramadan due to nature of the business they are in.
IS COLLECTIVE VACATION LEAVE POSSIBLE IN RAMADAN? / Yes. Planning and scheduling the annual vacation is at the employer’s discretion.
MISSING DAY NOTIFICATION FOR FOREIGN EMPLOYEES / As per the SSI announcement, dated 18 March 2019, missing day reasons are widened for foreigners.
WORK PERMIT QUOTA AND REDUCED MINIMUM WAGE IN TOURISM SECTOR / As per the announcement of International Labor Force General Directorate, dated 26 April 2019.
Turkey Plans a Severance Payment Fund / The “severance payment fund,” a longstanding issue of Turkey, has been brought to agenda again in the presentation of new reform packet revealed by the Finance Minister on 10th of April.
Equality of Foreign Employees in Labor Legislation / According to Turkish Constitution and Labor Law “No discrimination based on language, race, sex, political opinion and religion or similar reasons is permissible in the employment relationship”.
TIME IN LIEU IN TURKISH LABOR LAW / An employee may choose to take off (time in lieu) instead of receiving overcharged wages for the over-time or extra works he/she has performed.
REMINDER ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME / We would like to remind you that Turkey has already switched to permanent summer time last year, and the Daylight Saving Time (DTS) is the country’s non-changing standard time fixed on GMT +3.
FAQ ABOUT NOTICE PERIOD / Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive on notice period.
3 MONTHS ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYERS / A new employment support for employers has been introduced by the Law No. 7662 "Amendment on the Social Services Law," issued in The Official Gazette dated 22 February 2019.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ADMINISTRATIVE FINES 2019 / Administrative fines to be applied according to Occupational Health and Safety Law N. 6331 are increased by 23.73% in 2019, in accordance with the revaluation rate determined for the new-year.
DURATIONS AND DEADLINES OF WORK PERMIT PROCESSES IN TURKEY / Durations and deadlines in work permit process are very important for the foreigners and their employers.
2019 MINIMUM WAGE SUPPORT ANNOUNCED / As is known, Turkey’s monthly gross minimum wage is increased from 2.029,50 to 2.558,40 with a monthly 26% wage hike (from net 1.603,12 to 2.020,91).
LATEST AMENDMENTS ON PRIVATE PENSION SYSTEM / Private Pension System has been introduced by Law No. 6740 and entered into force as of 1st January 2017.
ENTITLEMENT TO JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE EASED / One of the main eligibility condition for jobseeker’s allowance “the requirement of 120 premium paid days prior to unemployment” has been amended as “the requirement of being under employment contract within120 days prior to unemployment”.
TAX EXEMPT DAILY ALLOWANCE 2019 / Daily Allowance is the money paid to employees in daily basis while they are working away from their workplace whether within the same country or abroad.
2019 FINES FOR ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY / International Workforce Law No. 6735, published in Official Gazette numbered 29800 dated 13 August 2016, has replaced the former Work Permit Law No 4817 and introduced many changes in regard to work permit regulations of foreigners as well as new amounts of administrative fines for illegal employment of foreigners and for failure to fulfill the obligation of notification.
Turkey Fact Sheet
Our “Turkey Fact Sheet” booklet combines the answers to all the questions you might have as a foreign employee or executive doing business in Turkey