24 March 2020
The Board of Directors of Turkish Employment Agency (“TEA”) has decided to receive short-time applications with the reason of “act of god” resulting from external influences via e-mail starting from March 23, 2020 within the framework of “Utilising and expediting the process to benefit Short-Time Working Wage.” indicated in the Economic Stability Shield Programme announced by the President of Turkey on March 18, 2020 to combat the Covid-19 outbreak
WHAT IS SHORT-TIME WORKING?
Short-time working can be carried out in part or as a whole in the workplace, as can be applied by reducing weekly work time (by at least one-third) or by stopping the activity completely/partially (for at least four weeks without any condition of continuity). These will be stated in the request form that the employer submits to TEA. The number of employees who will be working short-time and the information regarding the employees are also reported to TEA. Short-time working wages are granted to employees for a maximum of three months, which can be extended by the President to six months.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM IT?
When TEA accepts the request of the employer, the employees working in the workplace and who fulfil the conditions, are paid short-time working wage from TEA, covered by the Unemployment Insurance Fund, for the limited time they work “short-time”. There are two conditions for the employees in order them to benefit from short-time wages.
WAGES AND EMPLOYEES’ RECEIVABLES
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