Turkey: New Remote Work Regulations 

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The Turkey Labour Law and Remote Working Regulation release new remote work regulations in case of accidents in the remote workplace

After over two years of lockdowns and remote work settings, the Turkey government shares new remote work regulations in case of accidents in the home workplace.

Here is the list of remote work regulations in case of occupational accidents at home

1. The definition of the work, a method for performance of the work, duration and location of the work, provisions on salary and payment of salary, work equipment, and tools provided by the employer and liabilities regarding protection thereof, communication with the employee by the employer, and provisions related to general and special working conditions.

2. The fact that the employer will provide the materials and work equipment required for producing goods and services (however, employer and employee may agree otherwise.

3. If the employer will provide the work equipment, the agreement should include a list of the work equipment stating prices at the date of delivery to the employee (a copy signed by the employee must be kept in the employee’s personnel file).

4. The time period for remote working and the relevant time intervals. Overtime during remote working is allowed in accordance with working time legislation.

5. The agreement should specify the method for communication in remote working and the relevant time intervals.

6. If necessary, the agreement should cover arrangements regarding the location where the remote work will be performed and whether employee or employer will cover the expenses in relation to this.

7. Principles on the use, maintenance and repair conditions for materials and work equipment necessary for the production of goods/services.

8. Provisions related to determining and covering obligatory expenses that arise directly from work performance and expenses related to the production of services/goods.

9. The fact that confidentiality provisions regulated under the employment agreement will also apply during the remote working period (and additional confidentiality obligations specific to remote work, if any).

10. Information on occupational health and safety and other matters must be considered in remote working. In relation to occupational health and safety measures relating to the employee working remotely, the employer must inform the employee, provide the employee with the necessary training, provide health and safety supervision, and take any necessary measures in relation to the equipment provided to the employee.

As remote work models aren’t going anywhere, Turkey provides one example of remote work regulations working from home. 


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