Short-Term Working Allowance, Prohibition of Termination and Unpaid Leave Periods are extended for 1 month

Through the Presidential Decrees numbered 2706 and 2707 published in the Official Gazette dated 30.06.2020 and numbered 31171, the periods of short-term working allowance, prohibition of termination and unpaid leave practice are extended for one month.

Under the Presidential Decree numbered 2706, for the workplaces, which have applied for short-term working until 30.06.2020 due to force majeure Covid-19, within the framework of the principles stated in Provisional Article 23 of the Unemployment Insurance Law No. 4447, short-term working allowance period is extended for one month starting from;

  • 07.2020, for the workplaces whose short-term working has ended,
  • the end date of short-term working, for the workplace which continue short-term working,

without the need for a new application and a compliance review, for the same employees who have been benefiting from the short-term working allowance and based on the same terms.

Under the Presidential Decree numbered 2707, the periods for the unpaid leave practice and the prohibition of termination of all kinds of employment contracts, -except for termination due to the reasons contrary to ethics and good faith regulated under Article 25/1,(II)- within the scope of Provisional Article of the Labor Law No. 4857 are extended for one month starting from 17.07.2020.

You may access the full text of the Presidential Decree numbered 2706 here.

You may access the full text of the Presidential Decree numbered 2707 here.