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College Students Shun Jobs that Do Not Keep Working Hours: Survey

College Students Shun Jobs that Do Not Keep Working Hours: Survey

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The jobs that are least popular among university students are the ones that do not keep regular working hours, a survey showed Sunday. The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training conducted a survey of 8,353 juniors at universities nationwide to gain insight into their job preferences. The [...]

Long Working Hours Have Negative Impact on Life Habits, Causing Heavier Smoking and Drinking

Long Working Hours Have Negative Impact on Life Habits, Causing Heavier Smoking and Drinking

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that people with longer working hours are more likely to have bad life habits, including heavy smoking and drinking, that could have a negative impact on their health. A joint research team from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital and the Seoul [...]

Coupang Accused of Manipulating Working Employee Work Hours

Coupang Accused of Manipulating Working Employee Work Hours

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — E-commerce giant Coupang Inc. is facing accusations that it has been manipulating the working hours of employees. Rep. Yun Jun-byeong of the ruling Democratic Party claimed during government inspections of the Ministry of Employment and Labor and its sub-agencies on Tuesday that Coupang was using an application called ‘Coupunch’ [...]

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 [...]

Longer Working Hours Hurt Productivity: Study

Longer Working Hours Hurt Productivity: Study

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Longer hours of work don’t necessarily increase labor productivity, research showed Thursday. In fact, working 52 hours per week resulted in less productivity than working 40 hours. A joint research team from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital and Seoul National University’s school of medicine conducted [...]

Gov’t to Restrict Working Hours for Apartment Guards

Gov’t to Restrict Working Hours for Apartment Guards

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Wednesday that the classification of apartment guards as ‘surveillance·intermittent workers’ will be limited if they are forced to do other work such as parking management and waste separation and collection beyond a certain threshold. The category of surveillance·intermittent workers refers to those who perform surveillance work [...]

Majority of Salaried Employees Call for Expansion of Flexible Working Hours

Majority of Salaried Employees Call for Expansion of Flexible Working Hours

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — About 80 percent of salaried workers in South Korea support the expansion of flexible working hours, based on the recognition that the correlation between working hours and work performance is low, the country’s leading business lobby group said Wednesday. The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) recently conducted [...]

40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — About 40 percent of parcel delivery drivers in South Korea work more than 14 hours a day during peak seasons, government data showed Tuesday. The labor ministry released its study on the work conditions and health of couriers following a recent series of deaths of workers apparently from overwork. [...]