31 August 2020

As is known, the Law No. 7252 on the Establishment of Digital Platforms Committee and Amendments to Certain Laws, which was published in the Official Gazette dated 28 July 2020 set forth that the President is authorized to extend the periods for short-time work allowance until 31 December 2020.

In this regard, the Presidential Decree dated 30 August 2020 and numbered 2915 regarding the time extension for short-time work allowance is published in the Official Gazette dated 31 August 2020.

Previously, with the Presidential Decree dated 29 June 2020 and numbered 2706 and the Presidential Decree dated 30 July 2020 and numbered 2810, the duration of short-time work allowance for workplaces which have applied for the short-time work until 30 June 2020 (including this date) was extended by 1 (one) month at a time; without a need for a new application and conformity assessment, for the same employees who have previously benefited from short-time work and with the same conditions. As such, 1 (one) month period was determined as:

starting from 01.07.2020 for the workplaces where the implementation of short-time work has ceased before 30 June 2020,

starting from the expiration date of short-time work for the workplaces where the implementation of short-time work continues as of 30 June 2020.

With the Presidential Decree No. 2915, the above-mentioned periods have been further extended by 2 (two) months. This 2 (two) month extension period shall commence as of the end of the one-month period indicated above which has been set by the Presidential Decree No. 2810. Accordingly, employees of the workplaces mentioned in the first bullet above, will be entitled to a short-time work allowance until the end of October. In the case of workplaces mentioned in the second bullet above, the end date of the short-time work allowance will be different for each workplace.

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Güner Law Office