LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

LSA Articles To Be Checked in Making an Employment Agreement

Labor Standards Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) aims to guarantee the minimum standards for employment and terms and conditions of employment that do not comply the standards stated in the Act shall be null and void to that extent. I’d like to introduce several Articles of the Act that shall be checked in […]

Various ways to terminate the employment agreement

I’d like to clarify the ways to terminate an employment agreement. First, if both employee and employer agree that the employee resign, they may terminate the agreement when they want to do. Second, if there are certain clauses on termination on the agreement or work rules, the clauses shall be applied. The clauses shall not […]

May employers change the time of employees’ paid leave?

For workers, paid leaves are the time to recharge themselves. Labor Standards Act (hereafter referred to as the “Act”) stipulates that employers shall grant paid leaves to employees. When are paid leaves given? It is when workers claim according to the Act. By the way, the Act also mentions that employers may change the time […]

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 […]

Major Changes in Revised Labor Standards Act

There have been major changes in Korean Labor Standard Act since this year. I’d like to introduce key points in revised Labor Standards Act (hereafter referred to as the “Act”). 1.      Changes of Annual Paid Leave (enforced on May 29th, 2018) Before looking into the amendment of the annual paid leave, please note that the Article […]

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 […]

Can a freelancer be protected by Labor Standards Act?

Korean Labor Standards Act (hereafter referred to as the “Act”) fundamentally aims to secure and improve the fundamental living standards of workers. Then who are the workers? The Article 2 of the Act defines the term “worker” defines as “a person, regardless of the kind of occupation, who offers labor to a business or workplace […]

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