Business in Turkey

Short-Term Work during Official Holiday

During the 3-month period where workers will be entitled to short-term work allowance, there are quite a few public holidays including 23 April, 1 May, 19 May and Ramadan Holiday… How do we record payroll for employees who are on short term work allowance on these days? How should the …

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How to Compute Half Wage in Payroll?

Many of the companies that apply for short term work, who are unable to come to work or who have workers in quarantine, will have a half wage for the first time this month. How to payroll this half wage? How will the premium day be determined? Will the week …

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Covid-19 R&D Regulations in Turkey

The Ministry of Industry and Technology has introduced certain regulations on Research and Development with the aim of tackling the Covid-19 epidemic. All employees working at Technopark, R&D and design firms will be allowed to work from home in order to keep social distancing and prevent physical contact at work. …

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Employees Working Overtime due to Covid-19

During the Covid-19 epidemic, while some workplaces let employees work from home, others may require overtime work due to the nature of their work, production or industry. For example, manufacturers or distributors of products in demand such as cologne, face masks, ventilators, ask their employees to work long hours in …

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Short Term Work Allowance Applications Start

On March 11th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus (Covid-19) a pandemic, due to the possibility of infecting larger masses. As a result of the soaring infected cases, nations are trying to avoid a major economic crisis by introducing stimulus packages. An economic package on the subject …

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2020 Penalty for Employing Foreign Workers Illegally


ADMINISTRATIVE FINES 2019 2020 To the employer or employer representative who employs a foreigner without a work permit  (for each foreigner) 8.821,00 ₺ 10.812,00 ₺ To the foreigner working without a work permit under an employer 3.527,00 ₺ 4.322,00 ₺ To the foreigner working independently without a work permit 7.057,00 …

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