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The Seoul Administrative Court has upheld an award of punitive damages against both a worker-dispatch agency and the company using the workers

South Korea - December 6 2016 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…

Hee Chul Kang, Lee, Soojung, Cho, Sang Wook.

Reduced working hours for pregnant employees

South Korea - March 29 2016 Furthering the Korean government's policy response to an aging society and low birthrate, the 2014 amendment to the Labor Standards Act permitting…

Hee Chul Kang, Lee, Soojung, Cho, Sang Wook.

Active Enforcement of Newly-Adopted One-Year Data Retention Limit in Korea

South Korea - January 21 2016 On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) issued corrective orders and imposed fines on eight (8) information and…

Jai Wook Lee, Kum Ju Son, Doil Son, Yoon, Hee Woong, Yong Hee Yoon.

Wage Peak and Poor Performer HRM - MOEL’s Discussion Draft

South Korea - January 11 2016 On December 30, 2015, the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) issued a discussion draft of guidance on two highly controversial current issues in…

Hee Chul Kang, Lee, Soojung, Cho, Sang Wook.

National Labor Relations Commission awards punitive damages against using company for discrimination against temporary agency workers

South Korea - September 14 2015 The National Labor Relations Commission (the “NLRC”) ruled, in a recent decision, that a company making use of temporary agency workers is liable for…

Lee, Soojung, Cho, Sang Wook.