• Employers Face Increase in Social Security Audits
  • June 7, 2012
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Over the past few months, Turkey’s Social Security Institute has been conducting more frequent employer audits to determine whether foreign workers are being registered on the employer’s Social Security payroll list in accordance with government regulations.

    Employers must register each foreign employee with Social Security within 30 days of a work permit approval date, with very limited exceptions. Employers who register late may be subject to fines. They must notify the work permit directorate of any late registration.

    In light of the increased audits, employers should be diligent in completing registration formalities on time. Employers who foresee that they will be unable to complete registration within the 30-day period should contact their immigration service provider as soon they are aware of the issue. In limited circumstances, there may be alternative registration options that could help avoid fines for late registration.