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S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has enacted a law aimed at requiring operators of daycare centers and kindergartens to install devices that prevent children from dying or suffering injuries after being left alone aboard school buses, the Korea Police Agency said Monday. Under the revised Road and Traffic Law, the driver of [...]

Seoul Court: Banning Blind People from Roller Coasters is Discriminatory

Seoul Court: Banning Blind People from Roller Coasters is Discriminatory

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — After more than three years of deliberation, a South Korean court has ruled that it is an act of discrimination for Everland, a major South Korean amusement park, to restrict visually impaired people’s access to roller coasters. The Seoul Central District Court delivered a verdict in a case filed [...]

Victims of Occupational Hazards File Lawsuit to Reveal Samsung Hazard Assessment Report

Victims of Occupational Hazards File Lawsuit to Reveal Samsung Hazard Assessment Report

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the Central Administrative Judgement Commission’s decision last July not to publicly disclose most portions of the Working Environment Assessment Report submitted by Samsung, victims of occupational hazards at Samsung have filed an administrative lawsuit. Banolim, an advocacy group pushing for the health and human rights of semiconductor workers [...]

S. Korea to Revise Health Insurance for Foreigners

S. Korea to Revise Health Insurance for Foreigners

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean authorities said Thursday they are pushing to revise relevant laws governing the management of state health insurance schemes amid growing criticism that some foreigners are taking advantage of the system. By law, South Koreans are required to join the system, and foreigners living in South Korea can [...]

Philip Morris Files Suit Against Seoul Gov’t for Information Disclosure

Philip Morris Files Suit Against Seoul Gov’t for Information Disclosure

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Philip Morris Korea Inc. said it filed a suit against the Seoul government on Monday, demanding the disclosure of detailed information on its recent announcement over research on harmful substances found in alternative tobacco products. In June, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said five cancer-causing substances were [...]

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

New Law to Punish Animal Hoarders for Animal Abuse

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, animal hoarders who take on more animals than they can properly care for will be punished for animal abuse. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said yesterday that the newly revised animal law outlining the measure will come into effect starting today. The ministry said [...]