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Employment & Pensions


Turkey, mostly, has established laws and practices regarding employment law matters. Historically, both the laws and the precedent have been very employee friendly and formalistic. This has resulted in employers facing various claims from their current/former employees and as a result, having to go through lengthy judicial proceedings initiated by the said employees.

In this respect, to avoid adverse claims arising from employment relations, to the extent possible, it is vital to manage all recruitment/termination procedures with diligence as well as effecting employment agreements and HR policies in line with the law and court precedents.

Our team of labor law specialist can guide you through all employment law related matters, such as drafting of employment agreements and HR policies, managing termination procedures as well as assisting in all employment law related litigation.

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    Expat Desk

    Our specialists of the CMS Expat Desk provide cross-border advice to (global) companies about international employees, also known as “expats”. The provided assistance is related to employment law, work and residence permits, taxation and social security matters.

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    Alican Babalioglu
    Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
    26% in­crease on the min­im­um wage in Tur­key
    On 25 Decem­ber 2018, the Min­im­um Wage De­term­in­a­tion Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") has an­nounced the an­nu­al in­crease rate on min­im­um wage ("as­gari ücret") to be 26% in ac­cord­ance with the in­fla­tion rate. As stated on the an­nounce­ment, the gross daily min­im­um wage.
    Pro­cure­ment of medi­cines for hu­man use is no longer a mono­poly right
    On 5 Decem­ber 2018, the Law No. 7151 on Amend­ment of Cer­tain Laws and De­cree Laws re­lated to Health­care (“Law”) was pub­lished. This Law fore­sees some amend­ments to the pro­vi­sions of Law No. 984 on Stores Selling Tox­ic and Act­ive Chem­ic­al Sub­stances Used in.
    A1 Form: present­a­tion and latest case-law de­vel­op­ments
    European com­pan­ies es­tab­lished out­side of France may tem­por­ar­ily post their em­ploy­ees in France. When do­ing so, they must com­ply with a num­ber of com­puls­ory con­di­tions and form­al­it­ies. One of them con­cerns the so-called A1 form.
    Tur­key: Changes on the ex­emp­tions to the re­stric­tion on the use of...
    On 16 Novem­ber 2018, the Min­istry of Treas­ury and Fin­ance (the “Min­istry”) has an­nounced cer­tain changes on the ex­emp­tions to use for­eign cur­rency de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments for cer­tain types of con­tracts among Turk­ish res­id­ents (the “Re­stric­tion”).
    Re­stric­tion on the use of For­eign Cur­rency in Turk­ish Con­tracts Ex­emp­tions...
    As ex­plained in our E-alert of 19 Septem­ber 2018, on 13 Septem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of the Re­pub­lic of Tur­key re­stric­ted the use of for­eign cur­rency de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments for cer­tain types of con­tracts among Turk­ish res­id­ents (the “Re­stric­tion”).
    New re­stric­tion on for­eign cur­rency-de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments...
    Ef­fect­ive from 13 Septem­ber, Tur­key has re­stric­ted for­eign cur­rency-de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments among res­id­ents in Tur­key in re­la­tion to the: sale of mov­able and im­mov­able prop­erty; lease of mov­able and im­mov­able prop­erty, in­clud­ing without lim­it­a­tion.
    Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Ro­bot­ics: From a La­bour and Tax Per­spect­ive...
    Mod­ern in­form­a­tion tech­no­logy, in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms and pro­duc­tion ro­bots are strongly in­flu­en­cing the work­ing world in the 21st cen­tury. Every­day tasks are already be­ing per­formed by in­tel­li­gent al­gorithms.
    Tur­key: New Era in La­bour Law Lit­ig­a­tion
    The Law on La­bour Courts (the “Law”) was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on 25 Oc­to­ber 2017 and its prin­ciple pro­vi­sions took ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2018. The Law im­poses, among oth­ers, the ap­plic­a­tion of man­dat­ory me­di­ation pro­cess in la­bour law dis­putes pri­or.