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  • INTERN WAGES UPDATED / As we informed you before, the Government support provided from Unemployment Fund for the employers of interns will continue during 2017-2018 school year. (Cabinet Decree 2017/10834, issued in Official Journal numbered 30216, dated 20 October 2017)
  • 2018 Payroll Parameters
  • SSI premium support for private sector establishments, who employ trained candidates of training-on-the job programs carried out by Turkish Employment Organization (İŞKUR), has been extended to the end of 2018.
  • Minimum Living Allowance Support for Minimum Wage / 2017 net minimum wage will not be affected from the shift on taxable income brackets and will not get lower than 1.404,06 TRY between September and December.
  • Change in Actual Service Term Increment / In the Communique, dated 3rd November 2017, SSI has announced that working days notification of employees who are subject to “actual service term increment” shall be limited to 26 days in a month.
  • Protection of Personal Data Relating to Health | Regulation on Processing and Ensuring the Privacy of Personal Data Relating to Health (Official Journal 29863, dated 26 October 2016) has been amended by a new regulation that has been issued in Official Journal 30250, dated 24 November.2017.
  • New Safety Standarts and Setting up Rescue Stations in Mining Work | “Regulation on Occupational Health and Safety in Mining Establishments” intended to determine the minimum health and safety requirements for mining works in order to protect the workers’ health and safety had been issued in Official Journal 28770, dated 19 September 2013.
  • ARBITRATION BECOMES COMPULSORY IN LABOR DISPUTES / Employees and employers shall resort to arbitrator in the first place instead of litigation process for their labor disputes and conflicts, as per the “Law on Labor Courts No. 7036” issued in Official Gazette numbered 30221, dated 25 October 2017.
  • Based on Finance Minister’s last week announcement we had informed you that the tax rate applied to 3rd income bracket will be increased to %30 from %27 in 2018. However, during the discussion in the General Assembly this arrangement has been removed from the draft law (Draft law on Amending Some Tax Laws and Governmental Decrees), and taxable income brackets will be the same next year.
  • Starting from 2018, income tax rate that applied to 3rd taxable income bracket will be increased from 27% to 30%.
  • Yes! Labor legislation of Turkey is applicable to Turkish citizens and foreign employees alike. Also, the Turkish Constitution contains provisions concerning equality, and guarantees the right to social security for everyone.
  • All employers are obliged to notify their workplace and employers to the police station at which the workplace is established, as per the article 6/b of “Identity Notification Law No. 1774”.
  • Do you have to notify workplace shut down to SSI?
  • When the employees who are working against wage under an employment contract leave the employment (termination of employment contract), SSI/SGK should be informed by filling the form online in its website within 10 days as of the leaving the date. (Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Law No. 5510, article 9/1-b)
  • Net to Gross Wage Calculation's English version is available here!
  • What is the result of absenteeism in Turkish Labor Law? Employees may miss some work days for various reasons that may be excused or unexcused. As absenteeism affects the productivity of a company, employer has the right to terminate the employment contract with just cause.
  • Press members, unlike other workers who are in the scope of Law No. 4857, are subjected to Press Labor Law (Law on Sector Regulations between Press Employees and Employers) No. 5953, which includes different arrangements for the press member such as longer annual leave periods.
  • Foreign employees are already entitled to unemployment salary provided by İŞKUR (Turkish Employment Agency). Now with the new issued İŞKUR Circular 2017/1 foreigners who are satisfying some conditions will be benefiting from training programmes conducted by the Agency within the framework of active labor market policies.
  • Paid annual leave is arranged between Articles 53 and 62 of Labor Law, No. 4857, and relevant procedures and principles are set out by the Regulation on Paid Annual Leave.
  • 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
  • Being an expat is something like an adventure involving so many problems to cope up with. That means too many questions to be answered on the matter, that’s why we are going to confine ourselves to legislative side such as work permit, tax law, labor law and social security status of expats in this article.
  • Arguments over severance payment system have a long background in Turkey; and it still constitutes the most controversial issue between labor and employer representatives. Starting from 1975 a severance payment fund, intended to reconstruct the still prevailing system, occupied the agenda during the last 42 years.


Turkey Fact Sheet

2018 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

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