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Labour and Employment Compliance in the Republic of Korea, Sixth edition

By Sang Wook Cho, Soojung Lee, Christopher Mandel


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Detailed attention to compliance with labour and employment laws is crucial for success in setting up business in a foreign country. This book – one of a series derived from Kluwer’s matchless publication International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook – focuses on the relevant laws and regulations in the Republic of Korea. It is thoroughly practical in orientation. Employers and their counsel can be assured that it fulfills the need for accurate and detailed knowledge of laws in the Republic of Korea on all aspects of employment, from recruiting to termination, working conditions, compensation and benefits to collective bargaining.

The volume proceeds in a logical sequence through such topics as the following:

  • written and oral contracts
  • interviewing and screening
  • evaluations and warnings
  • severance pay
  • reductions in force
  • temporary workers
  • trade union rights
  • wage and hour laws
  • employee benefits
  • workers’ compensation
  • safety and environmental regulations
  • immigration law compliance
  • restrictive covenants
  • anti-discrimination laws
  • employee privacy rights
  • dispute resolution
  • recordkeeping requirements

A wealth of practical features such as checklists of do’s and don’ts, step-by-step compliance measures, applicable fines and penalties, and much more contribute to the book’s day-to-day usefulness. Easy to understand for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this book is sure to be welcomed by business executives and human resources professionals, as well as by corporate counsel and business lawyers.

Publish Date 07/21/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403525211
SKU 10058138-0004
Table of Contents


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Legal Compliance in Republic of Korea

1. Legal Framework: Employment Laws

2. Contracts of Employment

3. Recruiting, Interviewing, Screening and Hiring Employees

4. Managing Performance/Conduct

5. Termination of Employees for Performance or Disciplinary Reasons

6. Layoffs, Reductions in Force, and/or Redundancies as a Result of Job Eliminations or Other Restructuring

7. Use of Alternative Workforces: Independent Contractors, Contract Employees and Temporary or Leased Workers

8. Obligation to Bargain Collectively with Trade Unions: Employees’ Right to Strike and a Company’s Right to Continue Business Operations

9. Working Conditions: Hours of Work and Payment of Wages: By Statute or Collective Agreements

10. Other Working Conditions and Benefits: By Statute, Collective Agreements or Company Policy

11. Industrial Accident Compensation (Workers’ Compensation)

12. Company’s Obligation to Provide Safe and Healthy Workplace

13. Immigration, Secondment, and Foreign Assignment

14. Protection of Whistle-Blowing Claims

15. Prohibition of Discrimination in the Workplace

16. Privacy, Technology and Transfer of Personal Data

17. Required Notices and Postings