Newsletter on Law regarding Early Retirement

The Law amending the Social Security and General Health Insurance Law and the Decree No. 375 (“Law“) was published in the Official Gazette and entered into force on 03.03.2023. The

Are Employers Obligated to Increase the Salaries?

Increasing employees’ salary is within the scope of employer’s management right, and it is at the employer’s discretion, provided that there is no established workplace practice* or any employer commitment

Newsletter on the Change of Minimum Wage

The Decision of the Minimum Wage Determination Commission (“Decision”) has been published by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in the Official Gazette dated 29.12.2022. As per the Decision,

Key Issues on Employee Inventions

During the process of industrial life, the employees might end up with certain inventions and the Turkish legislation stipulates that these employees should be awarded by the employer. This article

Information Note on PCR Testing at Workplaces

Within the scope of the letter of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security titled Covid-19 Measures at the Workplaces, employers may require from employees, who are not vaccinated against

Collective Bargaining Agreements

This article has been prepared for the purpose of providing information regarding general information and process of Collective Bargaining Agreements.  A. General Information on Collective Bargaining Agreements Collective bargaining agreement

Bulletin On New Minimum Wage

Pursuant to Minimum Wage Commission’s meeting on 16 December 2021, the net minimum wage has been determined as TL 4.253,40 for the year 2022. Please note that the announcement has not

“Right To Work” Verification in Turkish Immigration Law

INTRODUCTION                                        Turkey does not have a set regulatory procedure for “Right to Work” verification during HR onboarding, or other immigration compliance forms (ex. Form I-9 in the US). That doesn’t

Newsletter Regarding the New Payment Services Legislation

The “Regulation Regarding Payment Services and Electronic Money Issuance and Payment Service Providers” (“Regulation”) and the “Communique Regarding Information Systems of Payment and Electronic Money Institutions and Data Sharing Services

Turkey: Digitalization in Immigration Procedures

Digitalization is changing legal procedures in Turkey in various ways. Especially with the effects of Covid-19 we are increasingly seeing government procedural changes that benefit a more fast-paced environment in

Newsletter On the Amendment to The Associations Regulation

With the “Regulation Amending the Regulation on Associations” (“Amendment Regulation“) published in the Official Gazette dated 21.10.2021 and numbered 31635, new regulations were introduced to the Regulation on Associations (“Regulation“).

Newsletter on Covid-19 Measures at Workplaces

An announcement regarding the Covid-19 measures in workplaces has been published by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey on 03.09.2021. In this direction, the

Smart Contracts Under the Scope of Law of Contracts

Smart contracts are contractual software that users connected to decentralized networks that embody distributed databases, known as Blockchain, conclude by arranging them among themselves. Smart contracts organized as digital algorithmic

Newsletter On Period of Check Presentation

Amendments have been made to Law on Amending Certain Laws (“Law”) with Law on Amending the Laws on Insurance and Certain Other Fields and a Statutory Decree (“Amending Law”) published

Press Members Immigration Process in Turkey

The purpose of this article is to assist understanding the immigration process of a foreign Press Member in Turkey. This article is not intended as specific legal advice and each

Article on Transfer of Personal Data Abroad

Transfer of personal data[1] to third parties located abroad is regulated under article 9 of the Law on Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 (“Law”). According to article 9 of

Article on Indefinite Residence Permits in Turkey

The purpose of this article is to assist understanding Turkey’s indefinite residence permit application criteria and process. This article is not intended as specific legal advice and each Indefinite Residence

Article on Financial Assistance Prohibition

Financial assistance prohibition is regulated under article 380 of the Turkish Commercial Code numbered 6102 (“TCC“). Pursuant to Article 380 of the TCC, it is stated that the legal transactions

Newsletter on Electric Scooter Regulation

The “Electric Scooter Regulation” (“Regulation“) entered into force with the Official Gazette No. 31454 published on 14.04.2021 by the Ministries of Transport and Infrastructure, Environment and Urbanization and Interior Affairs

Information Note on Amendment of Exit Codes

The exit codes to be used by the employers in case of termination pursuant to the situations under “circumstances against ethics and goodwill and similar circumstances” specified under article 25/II

Newsletter on Remote Working Regulation

Remote Working Regulation (“Regulation”), which regulates the rights and obligations of remote working employees and employers in accordance with the Labor Law numbered 4857, is published at the Official Gazette

2021 ICC Arbitration Rules

INTRODUCTION The new 2021 Arbitration Rules of International Chamber of Commerce has been entered into force as of January 1, 2021 (“2021 ICC Rules”). Any arbitration agreement which has been

Partner Announcement

After announcing Güzide Özbilen and Tuğce Işıkara as new partners in summer 2020, Bener is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayşegül Özgen in litigation department as a new partner

Newsletter Regarding Law on International Workforce

NEWSLETTER REGARDING LAW ON INTERNATIONAL WORKFORCE   On August 13th, 2016, Turkey finally published the “LAW ON INTERNATIONAL WORKFORCE” (Law No. 6735) in the official gazette. This new work permit

State Of Emergency

According to the decision of the Council of Ministers dated July 20, 2016 and numbered 2016/9064 announced at the Turkish Official Gazette dated July 21, 2016, the Council of Ministers

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