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Seoul Area Dads to be Paid 300,000 Won Monthly for Taking Paternity Leave

Seoul Area Dads to be Paid 300,000 Won Monthly for Taking Paternity Leave

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Going on research that states that couples are more likely to have a second child when male spouses spend more time on housework and childrearing, Seocho District announced that it is working on passing a local ordinance that would entice fathers living within the district to take paternity leave [...]

Public Servants to Work Fewer Hours While Pregnant

Public Servants to Work Fewer Hours While Pregnant

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Under an amendment to current labor laws, going forward public servants in South Korea will be permitted to work fewer hours while pregnant. According to a proposal unveiled by the Ministry of Personnel Management on Wednesday, female public servants will work two hours less during pregnancy, while those with children [...]

Men on Paternity Leave on Steady Rise, Working Hours Down in 2016

Men on Paternity Leave on Steady Rise, Working Hours Down in 2016

SEJONG, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Korean men are taking paternity leave nowadays, but their number still pales in comparison to that of women, data showed Friday. The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that the number of male employees getting paternity leave came to 7,616 in 2016, up from 4,872 in 2015, [...]

Fathers Taking Paternity Leave on Steady Rise: Labor Ministry

Fathers Taking Paternity Leave on Steady Rise: Labor Ministry

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers taking time off work to take care of their children is growing continuously, encouraged by the government policy that aims to further boost support for family leave, government data showed Monday. A total of 5,101 men signed up for paternity leave in the first half [...]

Paternity Leave Increasingly Popular Among Civil Servants

Paternity Leave Increasingly Popular Among Civil Servants

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Childcare leave is no longer the exclusive domain of female public servants, with paternity leave among fathers working in the public sector on the rise. According to recent statistics, over 20 percent of the central government workers who took childcare leave were fathers, with increases also noted for employees of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]