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As our readers will recall from earlier articles, the government had introduced certain time-limited measures in an effort to alleviate the effects Covid-19 had on employers as well as employees, including the short-term working subsidy, the prohibition on termination of employment contracts and mandatory unpaid leave. We have also shared with our readers that the president’s authority to extend the term of termination prohibition was significantly broadened and that terms in this regard were extended for 1 month.
The Presidential Decrees numbered 2810 and 2811 published in the Official Gazette dated 31 July 2020 extended the terms for termination prohibition, mandatory unpaid leave, and short-term working for another month. Accordingly;
- The period of short-term working subsidy has been extended for another month for the same employees under the same conditions in workplaces that applied for short-term working before 30 June 2020 due to force majeure events originating from Covid-19. The new extension period will start following the end of the previous extension (which was also for 1 month).
- The terms of the prohibition on termination of employment contract, mandatory unpaid leave, and the financial aid for employees on mandatory unpaid leave have been extended from 17 August 2020 to 17 September 2020.
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