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As known, short time work can be applied in cases where the working time in the workplace is reduced by at least 1/3 due to general economic, sectoral, regional crisis and challenging reasons or when the activity is stopped for at least four weeks. Employees who meet the necessary conditions in case of short time work are paid a short work allowance up to 3 months for periods of non-working.

During the pandemic, many workplaces made their requests to benefit from the short-time working allowance and they will continue to benefit from this allowance in accordance with their request.

The duration of the short-time working allowance for workplaces that applied for short-time working allowance before 30.06.2020 has been extended without the need for a new application, for the same employees  who have previously benefited from short-time working and on condition that they do not exceed the same conditions in accordance with the President’s Decision which is published in the Official Gazette dated 30.06.2020 and numbered 31171.

This extension means an additional month as starting from the date of 01.07.2020 for the workplaces that short working practice has ended before the publication date of the specified Decision and also means an additional month as starting from the short-time working end date for the workplaces whose short-time working practice continues at the publication date.

Payments made on the basis of the compelling reason within the context of periodic situations due to external influences due to coronavirus will not be deducted from the duration of the unemployment benefit which was initially determined.


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