Due to the compelling reason within the scope of temporary measures against the pandemic, the short work application period has been extended by the President’s decree, until December 31st, 2020.
One of the most important measures taken by the Turkish government against the pandemic was the short-time work allowance. For employers that reduce or interrupt their business activities, the application for short term work allowance, which started with a period of three months, was extended multiple times, until December 31, 2020 with the President’s decree. These extensions included companies that applied for short-time work allowance before June 30th. Later, with the President Decision No. 3238 published on December 1, 2020, employers who never applied for short-time work allowance were also entitled to benefit from this practice.
With this decree,
- Workplaces that did not apply for short-time work allowance before June 30, 2020 will be able to apply via e-government until December 31, 2020
- Those that apply between 1-31 December 2020 will be able to benefit from short-time work allowance for 3 months
- Employers who previously benefited from short work allowance will be able to request short work allowance for additional workers
- The rate can be increased for the personnel under the current short work allowance.
Will those Who Have Previously Applied for Short Work be Able to Apply Again?
Employers that have been benefiting from the short work allowance will be able to continue receiving the allowance without making any application for the personnel that have already been on short work.
Furthermore, wages paid during the short work allowance period will not be deducted from the unemployment benefits of the employees.
You can access the recent President’s Decree in Turkish via this link.