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. One of these measures was Covid-19 related short-term working subsidy applications, where the requirements for application were softened. Accordingly, for applications submitted until 30 June 2020, the condition requiring an employee to have been employed for at least 120 days had been reduced to 60 days and the condition of payment of at least 600 days of unemployment insurance premium had been reduced to 450 days.

The Presidential Decree numbered 3238 published in Official Gazette dated 1 December 2020 extended the term for benefiting from these softened requirements until 31 December 2020 so that workplaces that had not applied for the short-term working subsidy before 30 June 2020 will now have the opportunity to file their applications until 1 December 2020. The workplaces that have already benefited from Covid-19 related short-term working subsidy can also file new applications for employees who have not been included in the subsidy previously.

Originally Published by Ersoy Bilgehan, December 2020

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