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Overview of Korean Labor Law


Overview of Korean Labor Law

The International Labor Organisation  (ILO)provides a Profile of Korea's National Labour Law that looks at the following:
- Labor Law
- Contract of employement
- Hours of work
- Paid leave
- Maternity Protection and maternity leave
- Other leave entitlements
- Minimum age and protection of young workers
- Equality
- Pay issues
- Trade Union and employers' association regulation
- Strikes and lock ous
- Dispute resolution


Please note that some of the information is slightly out-of-date and the links to Koeran goverment documents don't all work. Following are some links you may find helpful in finding out more about the above (note that the government web information may not always be updated regularly.)

Ministry of Employement & Labor (MOEL)
Employment Insurance Act
and click on Attachment Download
Employment Security Act and click on Attachment Download

Foreign Workers Employment and click on Attachment Download

The Ministry of Employement and Labor (MOEL) operates a Call Center Monday to Friday from 9AM to 6PM to provide assistant to foreign workers and foreign CEO's:
For Foreign Workers:
In Korea: 031-345-5000
Outside Korea:+ 82-31-345-5000
For Foreign CEO's:
In Korea: 031-345-5200
Outside Korea: +82-31-345-5200

International Cooperation Bureau - for more information on MOL homepage and policies:
+82-2-2110-2436 / 7445
molab506@molab.go.kr

Foreign Workforce Policy Division - for more information on the Employment Permit System
+82-2-2110-7198


K4E Editor: Korea4Expats.com tries to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and complete, so should you notice any errors or omissions in the content above please contact us at info@korea4expats.com.

Last Updated on 2020-09-01


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