Law No. 7252 (Financial Arrangements)
With the "Law no. 7252 on Establishment of the Digital Media Commission and Amending Some Laws" published in the Official Gazette dated 28.07.2020, important regulations were made regarding the working life and the implementation period of some coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic applications were extended. The details related to the subject are summarized below:
- Sectoral Basis of Short Work Allowance Application (Effective Date: 28.07.2020)
Within the amendment in the provisional article 23 of the Unemployment Insurance Law, the President has been empowered to extend the duration of the application for short-time work and / or short-time work allowance, sectorally, individually or as a whole, while maintaining the date of 31.12.2020.
Thus, the way to benefit from the short-time working allowance can only be extended for the sectors most affected by the epidemic.
- Social Security Premium Incentive For Employers Who Switch from Short-Term Work to Normal Work (Effective Date: 01.08.2020)
With the provisional article 26 added to the Unemployment Insurance Law, the employees benefiting from the short-time work allowance in private sector workplaces that applied for a short-run application before 01.07.2020; in the event that the short work at the workplace ends and they return to their normal weekly working hours at the same workplace, for a period of three months from the month following the end of the short work, not to exceed the date of 31.12.2020, calculated on the basis of the minimum earnings limit (2.943,00 TL per month for 2020 and TL 98.10 per day) determined in accordance with Article 82 of the Law No. 5510, It has been stipulated that all of the employee and employer shares premiums will be provided to the employer every month by deducting them from all the premiums that these employers will pay to the Social Security Institution and the amount of support will be covered by the Unemployment Fund.
- Extension of the Termination Ban on the Employment Contract until 30.06.2021 (Effective Date: 28.07.2020)
With the amendment made in the first paragraph of the provisional article 10 of the Labor Law, the situations that will constitute the exception of the obstacle to termination were eliminated and the application period of the article was extended. In addition, the mandate of the President to extend the application up to six months has been extended until 30.06.2021 on the condition that extension period each time cannot be more than three months.
- Postponing the Implementation of the Obligations Regarding Occupational Health and Safety (Effective Date: 28.07.2020)
By changing the phrase “01.07.2020” in article 38 of the Occupational Health and Safety Law to “31.12.2023”, the obligation to appoint occupational safety specialists and workplace physicians in the workplaces with less than 50 employees and in the private and public workplaces classified as less dangerous has been postponed until 31.12.2023.