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Half of Working Moms Quit 1 Year After Taking Childcare Leave: Survey

Half of Working Moms Quit 1 Year After Taking Childcare Leave: Survey

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly half of South Korea’s working moms quit their jobs within a year of taking childcare leave, a report said Friday.  The high proportion of early retirement by women is attributed to discrimination at the workplace and long work hours, the report by the Korea Institute for Health and [...]

Paternity Leave Becomes Mandatory for Lotte Employees

Paternity Leave Becomes Mandatory for Lotte Employees

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Group became the first South Korean conglomerate to make paternity leave mandatory for male employees, marking a significant step forward in changing Korea’s strenuous working culture.  The new company policy affects all its affiliates, and obliges male employees to take a minimum of one month of paternity leave [...]

Parental Leave Still a Dream for Many Koreans

Parental Leave Still a Dream for Many Koreans

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by the Ministry of Employment and Labor revealed that roughly four out of ten companies in Korea have yet to embrace promoting a work-family balance.  The trend was particularly apparent in enforcing parental leave as part of company welfare policies, despite government guidelines suggesting various types [...]

Korean Government Pushes Work-Life Balance

Korean Government Pushes Work-Life Balance

SEJONG, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is promoting a large-scale, public-private joint campaign to establish a new work-life balanced corporate culture. The Ministry of Employment and Labor held the “Second Public-Private Council on Work-Life Balanced Culture” at the Seoul Job Center on Thursday, June 30, along with other relevant authorities and economic [...]

Subsidy for Paid Child-Care Leave to Be Increased in 2015

Subsidy for Paid Child-Care Leave to Be Increased in 2015

SEOUL, Dec 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Subsidies given to entrepreneurs who change the status of temporary pregnant or childbearing female employees into permanent employees will increase by 100,000 to 200,000 won (US$ 90-181) next year.  The Ministry of Gender Equality & Family (MOGEF) announced on December 25 “The secondary master plan for boosting economic activities [...]