SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor has announced plans to allow pregnant employees from small businesses to work from home, as part of its efforts to curtail the coronavirus spread.
Employers can apply for a ‘work-from-home financing program’ for pregnant employees or those with an elementary school child at a local employment center, which will be approved immediately without undertaking additional screening processes.
The program pays up to 5.2 million won (US$4,400) to the employer over a span of 12 months based on the number of days each employee gets to work from home each week.
The program aims to promote various forms of flexible working hours policies including working from home, working remotely, flexible scheduling, and working on certain designated days.
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