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The Regulation of Night Work!


1- What is Night Work?
As for the requirements of a workplace, qualifications of the work, one might employ an employee who can work during the night.

If a workplace requires working 24 hours and the daily works also include the night work, the employees can work alternately by changing their shifts.

In workplaces like this, the work out of normal working hour means “night work”.

2- How is the “night” defined in night works?
In working life, “night” starts at 20.00 at the latest and finishes at 06.00 at the earliest and it lasts maximum 11 hours.

3- What is the maximum period of night work of an employee?
The period of night work of an employee should be maximum 7,5 hours.

4- In which sector can an employee exceed the normal night working hours?
In some sectors, an employee can work more than 7,5 hours with the written approval of him/her. These sectors;
– Tourism,
– Private security,
– Health sector and related services.

5- How should the shifts be scheduled in workplaces including night works?
In round-the-clock works done in turns, if an employee works in the night during one week, he/she should work in daytime for the following week.

In day and night shifts, there can be applied two-week rotation.

6- How many hours should an employee work if his/her shift is changed?
If the shift of an employee is changed, he/she cannot work without having a rest at least for 11 hours.

7- Who cannot be employed in which sectors for the night work?
In industrial works;
– It is forbidden to employ children and teenagers under 18.
– The procedures and principles about employing major women in night works are specified in the regulations prepared by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Source: The Labor Law No. 4857 (Article 69 and 73)

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