The companies with 10 or more full-time employees should allow employees to read work regulations freely. The work regulations include their own policies and regulations regarding working hours, designated breaks, safety, and sanitation. It is the employee’sresponsibility to learn about these policies when looking for a job.
The Labor Standards Law was enacted to guarantee and improve the basic livelihood of workers and to promote the balanced development of the national economy by setting the standards for labor terms.
Employment contracts are signed agreements addressing important items such as wages earned, working time, rest, day-off, vacations, etc.; the contents of the contract must be made in a written form between parties concerned.
Employees who are unable to receive wages or retirement benefits after retirement due to the bankruptcy of the employer are guaranteed the following.
Under the Labor Standards Act, for a lay-off by the employer to be valid, there should be a justifiable reason; without it, the employer cannot lay off the employee. An employee who has been dismissed without a justifiable reason can apply to the competent local labor committee for intervention, and if it is determined to be an unfair lay-off, he/she can go back to work. The application must be made within 3 months after the date of lay-off.
For businesses with more than 5 workers regulated by the Labor Standards Act, standard working hours per week cannot exceed 40 hours excluding break time, and working hours per day cannot exceed 8 hours excluding break time.
Please note that information contained within this publication is current as of March 2017; information is subject to change without notice.