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Animal Advocates Welcome Proposed Revised Bill

Animal Advocates Welcome Proposed Revised Bill

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Animal rights groups are advocating for a quick approval of an animal protection bill that will ensure the slaughtering of animals follows a certain procedure outlined by law. Civic groups like Care and Korea Association for Animal Protection held a press conference on Thursday in front of the National [...]

Korea Toughening Rules Against Dating Violence, Stalking

Korea Toughening Rules Against Dating Violence, Stalking

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The government announced a set of measures Thursday to curb increasing dating violence and stalking and better support victims. The ministries of gender and justice and the police agency said in a press briefing that the government will enact a new law to punish stalkers with prison terms and [...]

Law Revision Proposed to Ban Coffee at Schools

Law Revision Proposed to Ban Coffee at Schools

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A law revision recently passed a parliamentary committee to ban selling coffee at all elementary, middle and high schools, the food ministry said Thursday. Proposed changes would remove coffee and coffee drinks from school cafeterias, snack stores and vending machines, which mostly cater to faculty members, according to the [...]

Anti-Graft Law Officially Sets Sail in S. Korea

Anti-Graft Law Officially Sets Sail in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A much-debated anti-graft law came into force in South Korea on Wednesday, calling for workers in certain sectors who should maintain higher ethical standards and refrain from receiving any gift priced beyond a legal ceiling.  Under the Kim Young-ran Law, people working for the government, media outlets and schools [...]

Proposed Bill to Ban Work-Related Texting after Work Hours Met with Skepticism

Proposed Bill to Ban Work-Related Texting after Work Hours Met with Skepticism

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Getting notified of work-related text messages from your boss even though you are ‘officially’ out of office after finishing your workday, no doubt, can be stressful. According to a recent survey, 86.1 percent of 2,402 surveyed Korean workers replied that they are not completely “off work”’ even after their regular work [...]

Patent and Unfair Trade Issues to be Settled Through Arbitration as early as Next Year

Patent and Unfair Trade Issues to be Settled Through Arbitration as early as Next Year

SEOUL, August 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean laws and regulations have been modified to introduce the possibility of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism. Unlike advanced countries where arbitration is practiced in general, arbitration in Korea was previously limited to private disputes. The Department of Justice is planning to announce legislation that will modify the arbitration [...]

Animal Cafés Left in a Blind Spot

Animal Cafés Left in a Blind Spot

Seoul, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been pointed out that there are no standardized guidelines or regulations regarding ‘Animal Cafes’, which have recently been growing in popularity. On July 14, Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA) hosted a policy debate at the National Assembly Member’s Office with congresswoman Eun-Soo-mi, and congressman Kim Seung-nam of the [...]