Employment & Labour Law

The Employment practice team provides clients with a full range of consultancy services, legal assistance and guidance relating to all matters of employment and labour law crucial to the effective operation of business interests in Turkey, including:

  • Collective Dismissals/Layoffs
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Transfers & Redeployment
  • Employment Contracts
  • Health & Safety, Privacy
  • Outsourcing
  • Redundancy
  • Resignations
  • Re-employment
  • Salary, Tax, Benefits, Pensions, Vacation
  • Trade Union & Ministry Relations
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Work & Residence Permits

The team is also heavily involved in advising current clients on employment issue concerning the establishment and ongoing operations of foreign subsidiaries and branches in Turkey.

Scope of work generally includes:
Drafting and reviewing employment agreements, personnel handbooks and policies
Termination of employment agreements and matters
General obligations of employers and employees in Turkey
Transfer of employees and/or workplaces
Consequences of M&As, restructurings, joint ventures and privatisation in terms of employment law
Communication with the relevant trade unions, ministries and regulatory authorities

Related Practices:
Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution

Team Leaders;
Fethi Pekin, Corporate/M&A
Fırat Yalçın, Dispute Resolution

Related Links


Pekin & Pekin contributes to various global guides on doing business in Turkey from an employment law perspective. Further information can be found in Publications.