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Amendments Made With the Law No.7166

7166 numbered the “Law on Amending Social Services and Some Other Laws” (the “Law”) has published in the 30694 dated Official Gazette. This Law has made some amendments on Environmental Law, Value Added Tax Law (“VATL”), Unemployment Insurance Law, Special Consumption Tax Law (“SCTL”,“ÖTVK”), Occupational Health and Safety Law and some other Laws. A new wage support incentive to the employers, some VAT and Special Consumption Tax (ÖTV) regulations are among these amendments.

Our explanations regarding some important amendments are as follows

Author Seda Arıcı, Category Social Security Law and Legislation, Taxation Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law


Supreme Court of Türkiye Annuls Provision which Excludes Navigation on the High Seas for ships engaged in Maritime Transportation from Workplace Health and Safety Law

Article II (2) e of the Work Place Health and Safety Law which excludes navigation on the high seas for ships engaged in maritime transportation from the scope of the law has been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Courts for violating the constitutional right to life, work and the principles of social state in a decision dated 11/06/2015, published in the official gazette no. 29383.

Author Zeynep Uçar Tagney, Category Occupational Health and Safety Law


Regulation on Measures to be Taken in Workplace Premises

There are important regulations that employers should take into account in the Regulation on Health and Safety Measures to be Taken in Workplace Premises prepared in accordance with the council directives of the European Union.

Category Occupational Health and Safety Law


Liabilities in Case of Emergencies

The regulation on emergencies in workplaces has been published in the issue numbered 28681 of the Official Gazette on 18 June 2013.

Within the framework of the Workers’ Health and Work Safety Law No. 6331, the regulation which covers workplaces sets out the principles and procedures related to the preparation of emergency plans in workplaces, the tasks that are required to be done regarding prevention, protection, evacuation, fire fighting, first aid and similar issues as well as management of such situations and identifying the workers who shall be assigned to such issues.

The regulation is comprised of four sections and twenty two articles.

The liabilities of the employer and employees are briefly as follows.

Category Occupational Health and Safety Law

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