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Regulator on Track to Prevents Open Market and Delivery Apps from Abuse of Power

Regulator on Track to Prevents Open Market and Delivery Apps from Abuse of Power

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said it plans to propose a new bill to prevent online platforms such as open markets and delivery apps from committing so-called “gapjil” or abuse of power to the companies that sell their products or services on these sites. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is [...]

Companies Ignoring Basic Workers’ Rights as Virus Outbreak Spreads

Companies Ignoring Basic Workers’ Rights as Virus Outbreak Spreads

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The spread of the new coronavirus has made things difficult for companies, leading to a growing number of employees suffering from labor code violations such as forced annual leave, unpaid leave, layoffs and pay cuts. According to an analysis of 911 reported cases, which civic group Workplace Gapjil 119 [...]

Franchisees Can File for Damages Incurred by Franchise: Watchdog

Franchisees Can File for Damages Incurred by Franchise: Watchdog

SEJONG, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s antitrust watchdog said Thursday that franchisees can file a suit against their franchise headquarters to seek compensation for damages brought on by bad management.  The Fair Trade Commission included the mandatory measure in a revised standard franchisee deal that covers convenience stores, food service outlets and retail and [...]

Gov’t to Crack Down on Civil Servants Involved in ‘Gapjil’ Practices

Gov’t to Crack Down on Civil Servants Involved in ‘Gapjil’ Practices

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The government vowed Thursday to crack down on civil servants abusing their positions against people they serve, including taking tougher criminal and disciplinary measures against violators. The measures come as public outrage has been running high over the so-called “gapjil” practice of people in positions of power bullying those [...]

Seoul Joins Hands with Franchises to Find Quick and Simple Solutions to Disputes

Seoul Joins Hands with Franchises to Find Quick and Simple Solutions to Disputes

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul announced on November 27 that it had teamed up with franchisee associations to draw up a blueprint for a nine-member arbitration tribunal whose primary task will be to mediate disputes between franchisees and franchisors.  Abuses of power by franchisors – “gapjil” in Korean – are a common complaint [...]