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More Fathers Opt for Parental Leave amid Changing Culture, Strong Policy Drive

More Fathers Opt for Parental Leave amid Changing Culture, Strong Policy Drive

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Choi Sang-min, the father of a nine-month-old baby living in the southwestern city of Gwangju, was surprised when his boss recently just signed off without ado on papers he had submitted requesting parental leave. “It was not what I’d expected. Because I heard that when a male colleague applied [...]

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 [...]