Employees in Turkey
- Opening Hours
- Legal Weekly Duration
- 45 hours. For further details concerning work regulations, click here.
- Maximum Duration
- Maximum 11 hours/day
- Night Hours
- From 8 pm to 6 am. It is forbidden to work more than 7.5 hours in this period.
- Working Rest Day
- The usual weekly rest day is Sunday. At week-ends public companies are closed. Some private companies are too, but it is not rare to see private sector staff working on Saturday morning.
- Paid Annual Vacation
- Between 1 and 5 years working in the same company, 2 weeks vacation.
- Between 5 and 15 years working in the same company, 20 days paid vacation
- More than 15 years, 26 days paid vacation
- Retirement Age
- 50 for women and 55 for men.
- Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
- Informal Labor Market
- There are no official figures but it is estimated at 30-40%.
The Cost of Labor
- Minimum Wage
- 305 EUR / month
- Average Wage
- The average monthly gross earnings in Turkey was USD 1,168 in 2007.
- Other Forms of Pay
- Pay For Overtime
- According to the law, overtime is paid 50% more than the normal rate. Overtime may not exceed 270 hours/year. However, in practice, this is left up to the head of the company.
- Pay For Rest Days Worked
- Days paid normally
- Pay For Night Hours
- No supplement
- Pay For Overtime at Night
- No supplement
Social Security Costs
- The Areas Covered
- Health, unemployment, income tax deducted at source and retirement.
- Contributions Paid By the Employer: 19.5 %.
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 14%
- Competent Organization
SSK - Social Security
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