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iGlobal Law
If he implements his campaign promises, the election last month of President Moon Jae-In will lead to some significant labour law changes in South Korea.
Yulchon LLC
Newly-elected president Moon Jae-In's administration has officially begun on May 10, 2017. President Moon, a liberal who favors labor-friendly policies (and a more open policy toward North Korea)...
Yulchon LLC
On August 24, 2016, the Supreme Court upheld a lower-court decision which found that an independent salesperson who sold and delivered dairy products for Korea Yakult Corporation...
Yulchon LLC
In July 2016, the Daejeon District Court sentenced a former CEO, who was charged with unfair labor practices, to 10 months' imprisonment and ordered him arrested immediately...
Yulchon LLC
In July 2016, the Seoul Administrative Court accepted the Labor Relations Commission's determination that the dismissal of an employee who had continuously shown poor performance was justified.
Yulchon LLC
In June 2016, the Seoul Southern District Court ruled in favor of 97 former fixed-term contract employees of a broadcasting company who had been converted to indefinite-term employees.
Yulchon LLC
In February 2016, the Supreme Court set aside a lower-court decision that had overturned the conversion of a branch of an industrial union into an independent enterprise union
Yulchon LLC
The government announced guidelines in 2016 pushing for broader implementation of performance-based pay in the public sphere.
Yulchon LLC
Labor organizations have expressed strong opposition to both sets of guidelines, accusing the government of simply trying to make it easier and more convenient to dismiss employees.
Yulchon LLC
Furthering the Korean government's policy response to an aging society and low birthrate, the 2014 amendment to the Labor Standards Act permitting pregnant employees at critical points in their pregnancy . . .
Yulchon LLC
On December 30, 2015, the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) issued a discussion draft of guidance on two highly controversial current issues in Korean employment law.
iGlobal Law
From January 1, 2017, the new retirement age will also apply to small companies with less than 300 employees.
Yulchon LLC
For the first time, a Korean court has approved the imposition of punitive-damages against both a worker-dispatch agency and the company using the dispatched workers, for discrimination prohibited under the DWPA.
Yulchon LLC
Under the DWPA, both a worker-dispatch agency and the company using its workers are prohibited from subjecting the dispatched workers to discriminatory treatment.
Lee & Ko
Imagine being a foreign employer in Korea and maintaining a business operation with over 50 local employees. Imagine further that amongst these employees, one individual has been missing his sales targets...
TMF Group
South Korea's HR legislation covers everything from labour standards and equal opportunity employment, to trade unions and insurance.
Kim & Chang
Companies established after the amendment becomes effective must set up a retirement pension system within one year.
Bae Kim & Lee PC
South Korea is commonly spoken of as a country with burdensome or inflexible employment laws. This article highlights four key sets of legal limits upon employers in Korea, in part reinforced by new legislation.
Bae Kim & Lee PC
Recent amendments to the Labour Standards Act implement a five-day working week and alter minimum standards for paid leave. Other measures are intended to preserve current levels of pay and hourly wages notwithstanding shorter work hours. The changes will apply from July 2004 to employers in the public and financial sectors, and to those employing at least 1,000 workers.
Lee & Ko
In principle, the consideration for a tender offer under the Securities and Exchange Act ("SEA") is cash. However, it is not clear whether a tender offer in exchange for other securities, i.e. an "exchange offer", is also permitted under the SEA. If a tender offer in exchange for new shares of the purchaser is permitted as a form of exchange offer, then such structure would be very favorable to the purchaser in that he is relieved of the burden of procuring cash, while the tender offeror also ha
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Yulchon LLC
Newly-elected president Moon Jae-In's administration has officially begun on May 10, 2017. President Moon, a liberal who favors labor-friendly policies (and a more open policy toward North Korea)...
iGlobal Law
From January 1, 2017, the new retirement age will also apply to small companies with less than 300 employees.
iGlobal Law
If he implements his campaign promises, the election last month of President Moon Jae-In will lead to some significant labour law changes in South Korea.
Yulchon LLC
Furthering the Korean government's policy response to an aging society and low birthrate, the 2014 amendment to the Labor Standards Act permitting pregnant employees at critical points in their pregnancy . . .
Yulchon LLC
In July 2016, the Seoul Administrative Court accepted the Labor Relations Commission's determination that the dismissal of an employee who had continuously shown poor performance was justified.
TMF Group
South Korea's HR legislation covers everything from labour standards and equal opportunity employment, to trade unions and insurance.
Yulchon LLC
In July 2016, the Daejeon District Court sentenced a former CEO, who was charged with unfair labor practices, to 10 months' imprisonment and ordered him arrested immediately...
Yulchon LLC
On August 24, 2016, the Supreme Court upheld a lower-court decision which found that an independent salesperson who sold and delivered dairy products for Korea Yakult Corporation...
Yulchon LLC
In June 2016, the Seoul Southern District Court ruled in favor of 97 former fixed-term contract employees of a broadcasting company who had been converted to indefinite-term employees.
Yulchon LLC
In February 2016, the Supreme Court set aside a lower-court decision that had overturned the conversion of a branch of an industrial union into an independent enterprise union
Yulchon LLC
The government announced guidelines in 2016 pushing for broader implementation of performance-based pay in the public sphere.
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Labor organizations have expressed strong opposition to both sets of guidelines, accusing the government of simply trying to make it easier and more convenient to dismiss employees.
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