Detention and Arrest of an Employee


In case of an employee’s detention or arrest period exceeds the notice period, employer has the right to break the employment contract by just reason. This period is also called as employee’s absence from work due to detention or arrest. Termination due to detention or arrest is arranged in Labor …

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Data Controllers Registration Dates on Data Controller Registry


Dates of registration obligation on Data Controller Registry are issued in the Official Journal numbered 30513, dated 18 August 2018. As is known, according to Law on The Protection of Personal Data, No. 6698 all natural and legal persons, collecting, processing and transferring personal data are deemed as “Data Controller” …

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Intern Support Extended for 3 Years


As per Presidential Decision No. 42, dated 15 August 2018, Government support for employers of interns is extended until 2020-2021 (included) school year. As is known apprentices, candidate apprentices and students in vocational high schools, and students having vocational and technical training in the universities or higher education institutions who …

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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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