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Gov’t Unveils Plan to Introduce ‘Vocational Ability Bank System’

Gov’t Unveils Plan to Introduce ‘Vocational Ability Bank System’

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will establish legal grounds to enable the systematic management and application of the information regarding workers’ vocational abilities accumulated through educational training programs, for employment and human resource management purposes. The Ministry of Employment and Labor announced on Tuesday that it had issued an advance legislation notice [...]

Employees Return to Office as Gov’t Eases Social Distancing Measures

Employees Return to Office as Gov’t Eases Social Distancing Measures

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) — With social distancing measures and quarantine policies gradually being phased out as a growing number of Koreans are vaccinated, an increasing number of companies are ending work-at-home policies and asking employees to return to the office. While these measures are being welcomed by many, there are concerns over readjusting [...]

Naver Under Fire for Asking Employees to Work More than Statutory Working Hours

Naver Under Fire for Asking Employees to Work More than Statutory Working Hours

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Violations of the Labor Standards Act, including overtime work exceeding the statutory working hours, are rampant at Naver Corp., a recent survey showed. The South Korean search giant’s labor union recently conducted a survey with of members belonging to the firm’s three CIC (Company in Company) units. The results [...]