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Amendment on the Working Hours Regulation

With the Official Gazette dated 27.02.2021 and numbered 31550, an amendment was made on the regulation regarding the working hours which cannot be distributed to weekdays.

Accordingly, Article 6-a of the mentioned regulation has been amended as the below;

The daily working hours cannot exceed 11 hours, and the night work cannot exceed 7.5 hours. The daily working hours cannot exceed 9 hours for the individuals using heavy vehicles with professional licenses, but that period can exceed 10 hours twice a week.

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation, Labor Law


2021 2nd Period - Maximum Severance Payment Amount

According to the Circular numbered 27998389- published by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance with the subject 'Financial and Social Rights', the coefficients used to calculate the wage of a public officers have been revised effective 01.07.2021.

Income Tax Exempted Severance Pay

The following value has been calculated taking these coefficients into account and shall be applied for the period between the dates of 01.07.2021 - 31.12.2021, maximum severance pay to be exempted from income tax is determined as 8,284.51 TRY.

To access the full circular in which these announcements were made, please click here. (Please also be advised that the contents of this circular are in Turkish language.)

Should you have any queries or need further details, please contact your customer representative.

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Taxation Law, Labor Law


Termination Ban and Pandemic Unpaid Leave is Extended to 30.06.2021

Cash wage support and termination ban due to Covid-19 reasons have been extended to June 30, 2021.

The decision was published with the Official Gazette dated 30.04.2021 and numbered 31470.

The related regulations were located on the Labor Law Temporary Article 10 as below:

"TEMPORARY ARTICLE 10 - Regardless of whether this Law is covered or not, any employment or service contract does not comply with the rules of ethics and good faith in paragraph (II) of the first paragraph of Article 25 and other relevant laws, the expiration of fixed-term contracts, the closure of the workplace for any reason and the termination of its activity, all kinds of service purchases made in accordance with the relevant legislation and the termination of the work in construction works, it cannot be terminated by the employer for a period of three months from the effective date of this article.

The employer may leave the worker entirely or partially on unpaid leave for a period of three months from the effective date of this article. Being entitled to unpaid leave under this article does not give the employee the right to terminate the contract based on the justified reason.

In violation of the provisions of this article, the employer or their representative, who terminates the employment contract, is given an administrative fine at the monthly gross minimum wage amount for the employee whose contract is terminated.

The President is authorized to extend the three-month periods in the first and second paragraphs up to six months."

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation, Labor Law


SSI Web Service for Medical Visit

Social Security Institution has published a new application called Medical Visit Web Service (Vizite Web Servisi in Turkish) for the medical visit days related to the temporary incapacity periods.

With this service, employers can obtain the reports for temporary incapacity of employees and submit the non-workdays per these reports.

Also, the rules on the website are the same on the new web service.

Written by Erdoğdu Onur Erol, Posted in Social Security Law and Legislation, Labor Law

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