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What are the key points for Employment Law in Turkey?

An employment agreement may be agreed for an indefinite or fixed period of time.

An employee who quits satisfying the conditions indicated in the Labor Law or whose employment contract is terminated by the employer must be compensated with a severance pay to be calculated based on the employees’ seniority at the work place. Employers and employees are required to give specified notification periods prior to the termination of an employment contract.

Official working time in Turkey is 45 hours per week. Working time can be allocated in different combinations to the working days.

Foreign individuals can be employed in Turkey. However, there are some limitations on several job categories. To be employed, foreign individuals are required to obtain a work and residence permits along with a work visa.