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70 pct of S. Korean Men Willing to Take Parental Leave

70 pct of S. Korean Men Willing to Take Parental Leave

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With the newly amended legislation on equal employment, parents will now be able to simultaneously take paid parental leave starting on February 28. A recent study showed that a majority of male office workers are willing to take parental leave, reflecting improving perceptions towards parents raising children together. JobKorea, [...]

Report Says Men Account for Only 17 pct of Parental Leave Takers

Report Says Men Account for Only 17 pct of Parental Leave Takers

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Men accounted for merely 17 percent of all parental leave takers in South Korea last year, a level seen as very low among the world’s major countries, a report said Friday. The report released by the Korean Committee for UNICEF said the utilization of paternity leave by employed South [...]

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 [...]

Samsung Expands Parental Leave Period to Two Years, Introduces Self-Development Leave

Samsung Expands Parental Leave Period to Two Years, Introduces Self-Development Leave

SEOUL, Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics has elongated the company’s parental leave period to two years from the current one year, and introduced a leave of absence system for self-development. The two measures will take effect on July 1. The company’s parental leave period was previously up to one year per child. A [...]