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Different Welfare Support Among Companies Upsets Employees

Different Welfare Support Among Companies Upsets Employees

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the ongoing coronavirus spread, different sanitation policies among companies are frustrating employees. Some companies offer masks and hand sanitizer at the office, while others only go so far to advising employees to stay ‘sanitized,’ without offering any support. With protective masks and hand sanitizer in short supply, a [...]

Supreme Court Rules Quitting a Job Because You Won’t Get Paid is the Same as Being Fired

Supreme Court Rules Quitting a Job Because You Won’t Get Paid is the Same as Being Fired

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees sometimes quit their jobs on their own when their employers tell them to look elsewhere for reasons such as deteriorating business conditions. In this case, a South Korean court ruled that it should be seen as a “discharge,” not a “self-imposed resignation.” On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overturned [...]

Supreme Court Rules Native English Teachers are Employees and Qualify for Severance Pay

Supreme Court Rules Native English Teachers are Employees and Qualify for Severance Pay

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top court has ruled that native English-speaking instructors can also receive severance pay or annual leave allowances as they are employees under the Labor Standards Act. In a lawsuit filed by eight native English teachers against their former private language institute in southern Seoul, the Supreme Court [...]

Income Gap Between Employees at Small and Large-sized Companies Growing

Income Gap Between Employees at Small and Large-sized Companies Growing

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that employees of large-sized companies in South Korea make three times as much as workers at small companies with fewer than four staff members, and that the income gap has widened over the last five years. In contrast, Japan has been making efforts to [...]

11 pct Rise in Employees with Fewer than 15 Hours of Work per Week

11 pct Rise in Employees with Fewer than 15 Hours of Work per Week

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees with fewer than 15 hours of work hours per week increased in number last year, while they shrank in size in the wholesale/retail and food/lodging industries. The results overturn prior expectations that the higher minimum wage has forced employers in the wholesale/retail and food/lodging industries to hire workers [...]

Number of Employees of Venture Businesses Exceeds Top 5 Conglomerates in S. Korea

Number of Employees of Venture Businesses Exceeds Top 5 Conglomerates in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — As of 2017, 762,000 South Koreans worked for venture businesses, which was more than the 750,600 employees working for Samsung and the four other largest conglomerates in South Korea. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the Korea Venture Business Association revealed that the average number of employees at [...]