Business in Turkey

Extended VAT Discount for Food Allowance

One of the side benefits provided to employees is food allowance.  While meals during workday can be offered directly to the employee as a cafeteria service, it can also be provided with different payment methods such as cash or meal cards/coupons/checks.  The change in the VAT rate of the meal …

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Work Accident On Breastfeeding Leave

Work Accident On Breastfeeding Leave

According to Article 74 of the Labor Law no. 4857, working mothers are given one and a half hour leave to breastfeed their children under the age of one. The employee herself determines what  time and how many times she needs breastfeeding breaks. The periods spent on breastfeeding leave are …

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Dismissal During Short Work Period

Dismissal During Short Work Period

Short work allowance has been the most important government support to eliminate the negative effects of the pandemic. Workplaces that reduce their working hours or stop their activities altogether apply for short work allowance provided that they meet the necessary conditions. The short work allowance ensures that workers receive an …

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Health Services in Starting and Leaving Employment

Health Services in Starting and Leaving Employment

Workers who start to work as insured must meet certain criteria in order to benefit from the health services provided by the Turkish government. In addition to these criteria, when an employee leaves his/her job, cases of taking unpaid leave, interruption of work or changing jobs should be examined separately …

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Special Deductions from Wages

Special Deductions from Wages

The cost of wages and additional earnings of the workers to the employers is not the same as the actual wages and earnings that the workers make. The worker’s insurance and “citizenship” require insurance and tax payments from wage earnings. These are deducted from the worker’s wages by the employer …

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