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ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES AND SANCTIONS TAKEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 30 April 2021
In order to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic that continues all over the world and causes deaths with serious health problems, it is seen that many administrative measures have been taken in Turkey as well as all over the world. In this context, it is seen that many measures such as the curfew, the obligation to wear a mask, the closure of workplaces, and the imposition of restrictions on travel between cities are inherently limited by the constitutional fundamental rights and freedoms. The main issue to be examined is the legality of the measures in question. On the other hand, in addition to the measures applied to combat the epidemic, with the start of the production and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide, the debate on whether vaccination can be made a mandatory practice by th...
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CAN EMPLOYERS MANDATE COVID-19 VACCINE FOR EMPLOYEES? 02 February 2021
Following the vaccine developments related to the Covid-19 epidemic, which affected the whole world, the most important issue on the agenda was the indecisions about the vaccine and whether the vaccine could be compulsory for citizens by the countries. On the other hand, aside from the discussions on making the vaccine mandatory regarding Covid-19 with government policies; considering the negative effects of the epidemic in commercial life, it is also important to examine whether the employers can impose vaccination obligations on their employees and whether the employment contracts of employees who do not agree to be vaccinated can be terminated for justified reasons.
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CAN COVID-19 VACCINATION BE COMPULSORY IN TURKEY? 19 January 2021
The hopes for the end of the pandemic increased with the successful results of the ongoing vaccination studies while the negative effects of Covid-19 persist. With the emergence of vaccine studies that have proven to be successful as a result of scientific research, the distribution of millions of doses of vaccine has begun on a global scale. As of the date this article was written, Turkey is also known to be involved in the distribution chain, with 50 million doses of vaccine in the first stage. While vaccine distribution continues, there are discussions about whether the vaccination can be made mandatory under current conditions and what the legal basis of the application will be.
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What Should be Considered While Processing the Data of Workers in the Covid-19 Outbreak? 06 May 2020
As it is known, with the publication of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data ("Law") in the Official Gazette dated April 7, 2016 and numbered 29677, certain serious obligations were imposed on the data responsible; and violation of the said obligations has been imposed on certain sanctions.
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EVALUATION OF THE MEASURES TAKEN AGAINST THE COVID -19 OUTBREAK CAUSED BY THE NEW TYPE OF CORONA VIRUS IN TERMS OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAW 30 April 2020
The measures taken against the Covid-19 epidemic caused by the new type of corona virus, which have had great effects all over the world and have been effective in our country for a while, are increasing day by day. In this extraordinary period, the measures introduced will need to be evaluated in terms of the law of personal data protection, considering the public health.
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What Are The Effects Of Covid-19 In Terms Of Subcontractor And Primary Employer? 28 April 2020
With the new type of coronavirus outbreak affecting the whole world, some measures have been taken by employers to reduce the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on commercial life. One of the issues to be taken into consideration within the scope of these measures is to determine how to take measures for the new type of coronavirus outbreak in workplaces where the primary employer-subcontractor relationship exists. It is important to determine the limits of the primary employer-subcontractor relationship in terms of both taking necessary measures to prevent the epidemic in the workplace and the issues such as salary payment during outbreak, using annual leave, and suspending workplace activities.
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Will Shopping Centers' Closing Decision Eliminate the Rent Payable Debt? 24 April 2020
While the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic on the commercial life continue, many stores operating in the retail sector also had to interrupt their activities with the measures taken by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as unofficial closure decisions taken by the shopping malls and business centers. As it is known, with the circular sent to all governorates by the Ministry of Interior on March 15, 2020, the activities of businesses operating as Public Resting and Amusement Locations such as showrooms, concert halls, cinemas, cafes, playgrounds, and sports centers are temporarily suspended as of 16 March 2020.
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CAN THE STATES BE HELD LIABLE UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC? 23 April 2020
The world is currently suffering from an unexpected health crisis due to the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, which was emerged for the first time in December 2019 and said to be originated from the wet markets of China’s Wuhan city. The World Health Organization classified the new type of coronavirus as pandemic as of the date of 12.03.2020. Within four months from the beginning of the outbreak, the Covid-19 has been affecting 210 countries. As of the date this Article, the number of the reported coronavirus cases have reached to more than 2,6 million while the reported deaths reaching over 184,000.[1]
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WHAT ARE THE EMPLOYEE'S RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS IN THE PREVENTION OF THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC? 21 April 2020
With the spread of the new type of corona virus epidemic, many negative effects are observed in business life. In this context, the obligations of employers to act in accordance with the relevant legal regulations in some precautions have been examined in our previous articles. However, while making arrangements arising from the new type of corona virus outbreak, the scope of employees' rights and obligations should also be determined.
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TERMINATION OF THE LABOR CONTRACTS DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC 15 April 2020
1. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE EMPLOYEE TO BE FIRED DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC? With the Covid-19 outbreak becoming widespread in our country, the commercial life was seriously affected. In this context, while activities were suspended in some workplaces due to administrative decisions, some workplaces have taken steps in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. As a result, many workplaces temporarily interrupted their activities due to the new type of coronavirus epidemic. Under Turkish law, the question of whether the employment contract can be terminated or not comes up as an issue that should be examined in detail.
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