Supreme Court Decision on Request for Remedy from Unfair Dismissal

On February 20, 2020, a significant Supreme Court Decision on request for remedy from unfair dismissal was made (2019Du52386, hereafter referred to as the “Decision”). So far, in case where an employee who filed for remedy from unfair dismissal claiming monetary compensation and the employment agreement terminates during the proceedings of the examination or reexamination […]

New Articles of LSA to prevent harassment in workplaces will take effect!

New Articles of 76-2 and 76-3 of Labor Standards Act (hereafter referred to as “LSA”) to prevent harassments in workplaces were established this January and they will be enforced on July 16, 2019. Article 76-2 prescribes that an employer or a worker shall not inflict physical and mental distress to other workers or deteriorate working […]

Amendment of Labor Standards Act (1) – Annual Paid Leave

Recently, there have been amendments of Labor Standards Act (hereafter referred to as the “Act”) in Korea, so many workers are likely to experience changes. I’m going to serially post on the amendments of the Act, and in this first posting, I’d discuss the change of the Article on annual paid leave. Please note that […]

What if your workplace is taken over and you are dismissed?

Some of employees sometimes face the sudden notifications of dismissal due to the business transfer or bankruptcy. In this blog, I’m to discuss how employees can deal with such embarrassing situations.  In principle, when a business is transferred to another and the owners mutually agreed employment buyout, the employees of the transferred or taken over […]

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