SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — People with serious criminal records including sexual abuse, child abuse, and robbery will be banned from working for parcel delivery services for as long as 20 years.
The South Korean government passed a revised bill of the Truck Transportation Business Act that includes the above limitations as well as 15 other presidential decrees and three legislation bills on Tuesday.
The new legislation bans people with serious criminal records from work in a ‘transportation industry involving collection, classification, and delivery of goods.’
It also provides a specific duration of such restrictions that begins on the day that a criminal sentence is completed or exempted.
Serious crimes such as rape, assault, child abuse, murder, parricide, kidnapping children under 13 years of age, hit-and-runs, theft, and robbery can result in restrictions up to a maximum of 20 years.
Those convicted of drug-related crimes can face restrictions of 2 to 20 years depending on the severity of the offense.
“These measures are now in place to protect consumers who use parcel delivery services from violent crimes such as sexual assault,” said a government source.
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