Private pension and insurance payments paid by employees and employers on behalf of employees used to have income tax exemption. As of 3 months from June 2012, the current method will be readjusted based on the following:• Private pension receipts by employee will not have anymore exemption. The state will …Read More »
Changes to temporary disability declaration
Periods of medical leave for the insured employees are reported on the Social Security Institution’s (SSI) website. These reports are supposed to be declared in 5 days starting from the end of report day. In case of not reporting, SSI used to send a written notification to the company and …Read More »
If an employee is paid less than his agreed salary, can he demand severance pay?
According to labor law 4857 clause 24/II, if an employee is paid less that his salary, he is eligible to terminate his employment based on righteous cause. If he terminates employment on righteous cause, he will be eligible for severance pay. Since there is no notice period, he will not …Read More »
Would an employee of 10 years be entitled to severance pay if he gives a 2 month notice?
In order to be entitled for severance pay, the employee should have completed 15 years of work period and 3600 days of social insurance contributions. In that case, he can demand a certificate from the Social Security Agency stating that he is entitled to severance pay and obtain the right …Read More »
Should overtime pay be taken into account for severance pay?
In case of termination of work where severance pay is necessary, the employee should receive 30 day worth of pay for every year completed. For severance pay, all side benefits such as food, transportation should be included besides the salary. Overtime pay should not be included in the severance pay …Read More »
If the work halts due to severe winter conditions, is it legal to request compensation work?
According to the regulation on work durations effective as of April 6, 2004, if the work is halted due to imperative reasons, national holidays or periods when working hours are shrunk considerably for similar reasons, the extra work time to make up the lost labour is called compensation work. The …Read More »
If the workload requires overtime, is any worker obligated to work?
Normal 0 21 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE According to law number 4857, the regular work week is 45 hours. Any worker working over 45 hours works overtime. If a worker did not work over 45 hours per week on average for a period of 2 months but worked …Read More »
Is the employer obliged to give a raise on the workers salaries?
Normal 0 21 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The ratio of salary raise should be determined in the employment contract or collective contract. If the ratio and period are not determined in the contract, the employer cannot be forced to give a raise. In this case, whether there will …Read More »
How will the paid military service affect severance pay?
As of December 31, 2011, males 30 years of age or older will be entitled to apply for paid military service. They will have to pay TL 30,000 (€13,000) and will be exempt from 21 day-long basic military training. Are the employees who applied for paid military service entitled to …Read More »
What are the required documents for foreign workers who work under FDIs in Turkey?
1. A work permit application petition addressing Ministry of Labour and Social Security,2. Application Form for Foreigner (4 copies/3 pages, with photograph which was taken in last six months, signed originally with both employer and the foreign personnel)3. Passport Copy (Translated to Turkish and notarized /consulate approved),4. Diploma Copy (Translated …Read More »