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 as follows.

  • Daily 30 minutes shorter working periods
  • 7 days more annual vacation periods
  • Lower SSI premium contribution
  • Tax reduction for the workplaces whose employees are non-smokers, and increase in child and family allowances.

We will keep you informed about the developments regarding legislative stage of above mentioned positive discrimination for non-smokers in the workplaces.

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