Telecommuting Accepted In Parliament


The concept of telecommuting (remote work) entered into Turkey’s labor market by the amendments made in the Labor Law. Telecommuting is the work performed in an environment other than the employer workplace. In general this type of work may be performed home based or from any other place through telecommunication, and …

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New Support For Employing On-The-Job Trainees


“We train free of charge, you employ with premium incentive!” This is the new motto of Turkish Employment Organization (İŞKUR) who offers training-on-the job programs on a complimentary basis, and provides premium support for employers of trained young. Private sector establishments registered in İŞKUR may ask for a training-on-the job …

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2016 Work Permit Fees


Work permit fees updated for 2016 are as follows; Fixed Term Work Permit • Up to 1 year (one year included): 191,00 TRY • Up to 3 year(three years included): 575,40 TRY Same fees are applicable for renewals. Permanent Work Permit: 959,80 TRY Independent Work Permit: 1.921,10 TRY Employers applied …

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New Regulation For Refugees


Foreigners who have the status of “Refugee” or “Subsidiary Protection” will be allowed to work without a work permit, however the “Applicants of International Protection” and “Conditional Refugees will still be under the obligation of obtaining a work permit to work independently or be employed. “THE REGULATION ON WORKING PROCEDURES OF …

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Incentive For Hiring Needy Person Issued In Official Journey


We informed you in our article, dated 11 April 2016 that a Draft Law is about to introduce a new kind of incentive for employers in order to encourage the employment of needy people. You can reach our article at the link below; The Bag Law No. 6704 (Article …

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Auto Enrolment In Turkish Private Pension System


Government is planning to change the status of voluntary private pension system into an auto-participation scheme in order to increase the domestic savings of the country. The newly-hired persons and the employees who changed their jobs will be automatically participated in the private pension scheme and they have to stay …

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Regional Incentive Widened


In recent decade Turkey has introduced many supportive arrangements to create employment through incentives. One of them is five point social security premium discount in general (Law No. 5763), and the additional six point social security premium support for employers who employ at least ten employees (Law No. 6486, dated …

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Compulsory Arbitration In Labor Disputes


The new legislation is on the way to prevent parties filing a lawsuit in Labor Courts for their claims of wages and re-employment. In today’s complex business world, settling the grievances and disputes between employers and employees is an important issue, and many countries are introducing alternative dispute resolution enabling …

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