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Gov’t to Grant Smaller Firms 1-year Grace Period for 52-hour Workweek Implementation

Gov’t to Grant Smaller Firms 1-year Grace Period for 52-hour Workweek Implementation

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to give a one-year grace period to the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in adopting the 52-hour workweek system, the labor ministry said Wednesday, reflecting financial concerns for the smaller firms amid an economic slowdown. The 52-hour policy was initially devised to cap the average [...]

Majority of Companies Don’t Notify Job Candidates of Failure

Majority of Companies Don’t Notify Job Candidates of Failure

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — While most job seekers think that “Companies should also notify those who failed the interview,” companies feel burdened about it. According to a survey of 498 companies conducted by online job portal Saramin, 61.2 percent of the companies said they felt burdened to notify those who failed their interview. [...]

95 pct of Working Mothers Have Thought of Quitting Work

95 pct of Working Mothers Have Thought of Quitting Work

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 9 out of 10 so-called “working mothers” who work and raise kids at the same time have considered quitting their job. According to an online survey conducted by KB Financial Group, of 2,000 women with children younger than high-school age, 95 percent of working mothers have considered [...]

Gov’t to Better Protect Human Rights of Foreign Entertainment Workers

Gov’t to Better Protect Human Rights of Foreign Entertainment Workers

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday announced new policy measures aimed at improving the human rights of foreigners working in the local hotel and entertainment sectors with the E-6 visa. The new measures to strengthen screening and monitoring for applicants and holders of the E-6 visa, dubbed the “culture [...]