As our readers will recall from earlier articles, the government had introduced certain time-limited measures including the prohibition on termination of employment contracts and mandatory unpaid leave, in an effort to alleviate the effects Covid-19 had on employers as well as employees. We have also shared with our readers that the president's authority to extend the term of termination prohibition was significantly broadened and the legal terms were extended for 1 month.

The Presidential Decree numbered 2930 published in the Official Gazette dated 3 September 2020 extended the terms for termination prohibition and mandatory unpaid leave. Accordingly;

  • The terms of the prohibition on termination of employment contract and mandatory unpaid leave have been extended for two months from 17 September 2020 to 17 November 2020.

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