Shorter Working Periods for Non-Smoking Employees


According to revealed “Tobacco Control Strategy and Action Plan,” positive discrimination will be applied to non-smoking personnel. In an effort to encourage persons to quit the smoking habit, which is very common in Turkish people, Government is taking new steps. The planned arrangements involving non-smoker employees and the workplaces are …

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Is Compensatory Work Possible for Eves of Feasts?


Yes it is possible. In case of bad weather and under some other circumstances that made working impossible, employer has the right to ask its employers to make up unworked hours at a later date. Also, the days unworked before and after holidays –especially the half-days before the Turkish religious …

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Is Half Day Paid Leave Possible?


Yes it is possible to take half day paid leave; there is no arrangement in laws and regulations against it. According to latest amendment the leave periods may be divided by mutual consent, provided that one of the parts shall not be less than ten days. That means there will …

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Work during Feast of Sacrifice and Holiday Benefits


Working on national days and public holidays is arranged in article 44 of Law No. 4857. Working on such days is determined by employment contracts and collective agreements. In case there are no provisions in the contracts or/and collective agreements, employees’ consent is necessary for working on national days and …

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FAQs about Paid Military Service Exemption


As we informed you before, employees who were born on or before 1st January 1994, and pay 15.000,00 TRY will complete their military service in 21 days of basic military training. Law No. 7146 that contains the provisions for paid military service exemption is issued in Official Journal; and uncertainties …

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Change in Condition of Unemployment Benefit


One of the conditions for being eligible “dole” is “120 days’ premium prior to unemployment must be paid uninterruptedly”. According to news in media this obligation will be removed, and unemployed persons can apply for unemployment benefit (dole) even if they didn’t work uninterruptedly 120 days prior to unemployment.   WHAT …

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Collective vacation or annual shutdown, though not common in Turkey, is applied usually by manufacturing companies during certain seasons preferably in summer. Employer may chose a total or partial shutdown, meaning some employees are sent to vacation while some others carrying on working for reasons of security, repair of and …

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Cash compensation or cash indemnity is a kind of additional payment made to employees dealing with or responsible for cash flow in pay-desk, cashier’s office and so on. This payment is intended to compensate the cash deficit that may occur during such employees’ transactions. Paying cash compensation is not obligatory …

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Employees who benefit from paid military service exemption will be given unpaid leave. Bag Law that contains provisions for paid military service passed through the Parliament on 25 July 2018. Turkish citizens who were born on or before 1 January 1994 are given the chance of completing their military service …

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Set-off process from the due debts of employer, regarding the retrospective benefiting from the incentives, will start as of July 2018 without waiting until 1st of 2019. As we informed you before, the Bag Law No. 7103, issued in Official Gazette No. 30373, dated 27 March 2018, gives the opportunity …

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