Amendment of Article 2 of the Act for Worker Protection of Mass Redundancy was announced by the President on 4th of June, 2014. The amendment broadens the definition of mass redundancy, providing that any of the following circumstances shall be deemed mass redundancy: (1) where “a site” in a business entity having more than 500 workers terminates the employment of over 1/5 of the total number of workers within 60 days, or more than 80 workers within a single day; and (2) where a business entity terminates the employment of over 200 workers within 60 days, or more than 100 workers within a single day.

Michael Kao