If the work halts due to severe winter conditions, is it legal to request compensation work?

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 above-mentioned imperative reasons are unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances that no one could control. Being unable to deliver goods or complete installation due to intensive snow is a good example for these imperative reasons.

Compensation work could be requested by the employer based on the reasons stated by the labour law number 4857 article 64. The particular reason for compensation work should be clearly stated by the employer with the start date of the work and corresponding workers.

Compensation work has to be arranged within 2 months after the imperative reason ceased to exist and workers start in regular work hours. Compensation work cannot exceed 3 hours daily and maximum work hours cannot exceed 11 hours a day.

If the employer does not comply with the work durations mentioned, he will have to pay penalty of 220 TL per worker. 

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