SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — All workplaces employing a certain number of regular employees are now required to offer rest facilities, the labor ministry said Tuesday.
The Cabinet approved a revision to the enforcement ordinance of the Occupational Safety and Health Act that stipulates the range of workplaces required to comply with rest facility installation and management standards, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor.
Under the revised enforcement ordinance that will take effect on Aug. 18, employers with more than 20 regular employees or companies employing more than ten regular employees, including more than two workers involved in seven specific job types must provide rest facilities.
The seven job types include call center workers, care service providers, telemarketers, delivery workers, street cleaners, apartment security guards and building security guards.
Fines can be levied against employers who do not provide rest facilities nor comply with installation and management standards.
The revised enforcement ordinance also includes a provision that requires some types of businesses to increase the number of safety managers.
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