Employment Law Turkey

Employment Law Turkey

Gain an understanding of employment law and practice in Turkey and acquire the knowledge and confidence to deal effectively with cross country HR issues

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+44 (0)20 3319 5725 for dates.

Price: £495 + VAT
   Special offers

*** Important Updates****

Please note that the 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email info.jsb@bondsolon.com for more information and to book. Price: £495+VAT | €595 +VAT | $595 +VAT

Employment Law Turkey will deal with the legislative framework and latest Turkish employment law developments. It will also address the practical aspects of managing a cross-cultural workforce and provide you with an accurate understanding of critical Turkish employment issues to consider when setting up and maintaining operations.

Professionals who have or expect to have responsibility for staff in Turkey are often faced with the challenge of finding timely, quality information on relevant employment law and practice. You must have an appreciation of key issues surrounding employment conditions, policies and procedures – and cultural differences. Forward thinking businesses, who are eager to gain a competitive edge by establishing operations in Turkey, will benefit from this incisive seminar.


Highlights include:

  • Summary of Turkish employment legislation: core issues, developments and trends
  • Clear explanation of the impact of local laws on employment practices, facilitated by practical application to workplace scenarios
  • Practical aspects of employment contracts
  • Learn how to manage operations in Turkey: attracting and keeping talent and discharging surplus labour
  • Network and share experiences with other HR professionals with responsibility for Turkey
  • Become equipped to advise colleagues on vital aspects of employment law issues in Turkey



Registration and coffee


An overview of the employment law framework in Turkey

  • Introduction to Turkish employment law
  • Cultural differences in business practice
  • General Principles of Turkish Employment Law: Definitions of Employee, Employer, Workplace, and Employment Contract
  • Obligations of Employee and Employer



Recruiting staff and making employment contracts

  • Getting to grips with key recruitment issues: non-discrimination; asking personal questions; checking for criminal records; references
  • Understanding the different types of employment contracts and related terms (fixed term employment, permanent employment contract)
  • Key terms in employment contracts: job description and titles; language; duration; trial periods; non-compete clause and penalty clause
  • Salary, benefits and pension schemes

Lunch and networking


Day-to-day employee management, discipline and grievances

  • Working time, statutory leaves and holidays
  • Workplace practice
  • Management of poor performance
  • Key aspects of disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Employer’s liability in business transfer



Termination of employment and its consequences

  • Dismissing an employee: date of hiring as the key element to understand the consequences of an unfair dismissal
  • Pitfalls and risks connected to an unfair dismissal: general dismissal protection
  • Notice periods, severance and termination indemnities, settlement agreement
  • Individual and collective dismissal procedure
  • Statutory mediation and labour court practice

What’s on the horizon?

  • Future developments in employment law - the prospective change in the framework of the Employment Law
  • Areas of concerns for employers 

Final Questions and Answers


Close of seminar

Erenalp Rencber Erenalp Rencber

Erenalp Rencber

Erenalp Rencber was admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association in 2007 and has over 10 years of experience. Prior to becoming the founding partner of mirze/rencber, Erenalp gained extensive experience and knowledge at the most prominent law firms in Turkey and the UK. Erenalp is an expert lawyer in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate law, intellectual property, and employment law in Turkey. He is qualified as a trademark and patent attorney with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. 

Passionate about sharing his knowledge, Erenalp has, since 2016, been a senior judge at the Turkey National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. He speaks English, French, Turkish and Spanish.

This course is suitable for HR and personnel managers, employment relations professionals, in-house counsel and other lawyers who advise on staff matters, line managers and others who have – or expect to have – people management responsibilities in Turkey.


Pre-course Questionnaire

Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

Choose the right approach for you:

Our webinars are designed to be as accessible as possible for all participants.


To join the webinar you will need to have Java installed on your computer. You can download and install Java quickly and easily here.

We use Webex to deliver our webinars. It is entirely web based - all you will need is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. There is no requirement to download any files to use the Webex system.


You can only listen to the webinar over the internet through the Webex system, for which you will need headphones or speakers. A conference call dial in option is not available.

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