Business in Turkey

2021 Minimum Wage – Cost to the Employer

2021 Minimum Wage - Cost to the Employer

2021 Minimum Wage – Cost to the Employer With the determination of the minimum wage, the 2021 labor costs of the employers have also emerged. Although the minimum wage is an important cost element for the employer, it often directly affects both the new year increase rates of employees and …

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2021 Minimum Wage and All Related Details

2021 Minimum Wage and All Related Details

Towards the end of the year the announcement of the new year’s minimum wage is a highly anticipated announcement. The minimum wage does not only concern minimum wage earners but it is also a parameter that concerns those whose wages are slightly above the minimum wage and all other employees …

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Short Work Applications Restart this Month

Short Work Applications Restart this Month

Due to the compelling reason within the scope of temporary measures against the pandemic, the short work application period has been extended by the President’s decree, until December 31st, 2020. One of the most important measures taken by the Turkish government against the pandemic was the short-time work allowance. For …

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Can a Worker on Unpaid Leave get Another Job?

Can a Worker on Unpaid Leave get Another Job?

With the temporary regulations to fight the pandemic, employers are given the authority to start and terminate the unpaid leave. These temporary regulations keep being extended as the pandemic continues. For example, the prolonged termination ban causes the employee’s employment contract to be suspended for months with cash wage support. …

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Has the Duration of Disability Reports been Extended?

Has the Duration of Disability Reports been Extended?

In order to reduce the traffic at the public hospitals and healthcare institutions, the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services has extended the validity of the medical reports of the disabled until 1 January.  In which Operations will Expired Reports be Valid? The Minister has a verbal statement regarding …

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Omnibus Law Becomes Official

During the pandemic, quite a few provisional legislations related to business life came into effect. While some were implemented before such as short-time work allowance, others such as cash wage support were implemented first time during the Covid period. The most recent and most comprehensive legislation is the omnibus law, …

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2020 Updated Job Exit Codes

Exit codes are codes indicating the reasons of employment contract terminations of the employees in the SSI system.  Why Does the Exit Code Matter? Correct determination of SSI exit codes is very important for both employer and employee rights and obligations. These codes determine which rights employees will have or …

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General Health Premiums for Part-time Employees

General health insurance (GSS) is an insurance that covers all employees as well as the whole society, including those who do not work or have no income. Everyone must be covered by general health insurance in order to receive treatment in public hospitals and benefit from the health benefits offered …

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Is There a Penalty for Hiring a Deserter?

Is There a Penalty for Hiring a Deserter?

One of the personnel documents that the employers request before a male employee starts work is the document showing the military status. What is the purpose of this document?  It is a legal obligation for a Turkish male citizen to fulfill his military service between the ages of 20-41, determined …

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Premium Payments Postponed Due to Pandemic

Within the scope of combating the economic problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Turkish government has postponed the payments of 3-month SGK premiums of the affected businesses.  What is the deadline for premium payments? The premium payment postponement was determined within the scope of the compelling reason between March …

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