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Turkish Labour Law Regulations Relating Women

As in various part of life, legal regulations have been made, in order to equality of opportunity for men and women and to increase women's participation in business life. In this study, the legal arrangements for women employees in Turkish Labour Law were examined in the context of women's rights (as human rights) in a broad way and it was discussed whether these provisions were changes made in “favour” of women or were a manifestation of a male-dominated (patriarchal) mindset.



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Long Awaited Articles Of  Turkish Code Of Obligations  On Renting  Business  Premises With Roof  Finally  Entered Into Force On July 1, 2020

On 1 July 2012, when the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 (“TBK“) came into power, the entry into force of some articles were postponed for 8 years. Some changes shall occur along with the provisions on workplace rents, which were delayed until July 1, 2020. In this article, these changes shall be addressed.

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What is Labour Law and The Principle of Equal Treatment?

Labour law (it is also known as labor law or employment law) arbitrates the relationship between workers, employers, trade unions and the government. The Principle of Equal Treatment is based on to ensure all people - and in the context of the workplace, all employees – have the right to receive the same treatment and not to be discriminated regardless of a worker’s position, age, disability, sex, race and religion. The scope and the results of the employer's obligation of equal treatment for fair working conditions are regulated in article 5 of Labour Law numbered 4857, under Turkish Law.

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Restructuring and Insolvency Law Questions and Answers

The Enforcement and Bankruptcy Code regulates concordat, restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. The Banking Code was revised in 2018 to include new provisions for those who owe money to financial institutions.

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 What are the “Employment Contracts”?

Employment contract is a specific agreement which an employee undertakes to work under the oversight of the employer, and the employer acknowledges to pay salary in return. As a rule, employment contracts are not subject to any special form unless otherwise indicated by the Law. There are various types of employment contracts which are account for the requirements. Nevertheless, the employment contracts to be made for a one-year period or more must be concluded in written form. In this article, the most common contract types are explained.

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