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40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — About 40 percent of parcel delivery drivers in South Korea work more than 14 hours a day during peak seasons, government data showed Tuesday. The labor ministry released its study on the work conditions and health of couriers following a recent series of deaths of workers apparently from overwork. [...]

National Assembly Passes Bill on Allowing Recognized Pop Stars to Defer Enlistment

National Assembly Passes Bill on Allowing Recognized Pop Stars to Defer Enlistment

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would allow globally recognized male pop culture artists to postpone their mandatory military duties. The assembly’s plenary session gave the nod to the bill on revising the Military Service Act to grant an exceptional right to defer national defense duties to [...]

Failed Small Business Owners Open Second Chapter in Life as Baristas

Failed Small Business Owners Open Second Chapter in Life as Baristas

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea held a completion ceremony Monday for the 2nd ‘Starbucks Restart Program,’ a training program designed to support the comeback of failed small business owners. For a group of failed small business owners who had no option but to shut down their businesses, Starbucks offered training twice in [...]