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  1. Korea, Republic of - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Enforcement Decree of the Labor Standards Act (Presidential Decree No. 15320). (근로기준법 시행령) - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in Korean Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-03-27 | KOR-1997-L-56136

    Provides for the implementation of provisions of the Labour Standards Act 1997. Article 37 and Table 2 establishing work prohibited to persons under the age of 18 years.

  2. Korea, Republic of - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labor Standards Act (Law No. 5309). (근로기준법) - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in Korean

    Adoption: 1997-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 1997-03-13 | Date of partial entry into force: 1999-03-13 | KOR-1997-L-46401

    Provides minimum standards for conditions of employment; where existing conditions are higher, they shall not be reduced under the pretext of compliance with this Act. Chapter I prohibits discrimination and the use of force or violence against workers. The Act does not apply to workplaces with fewer than 5 employees or businesses which employ only relatives living together or domestic workers. Chapter II covers labour contracts, including part-time contracts. Prohibits unjustified dismissal and dismissal due to medical reasons or maternity, and prescribes procedures to be followed for dismissals due to structural reasons. Also prohibits interference with employment (blacklisting). Chapter III covers wages; Chapter IV covers working hours and rest periods. Chapter V relates to women and minors. Young persons under the age of 15 are prohibited from working; those between 15 and 18 shall be certified as to age and consent of legal guardian. Women under the age of 18 shall not work in employment which is detrimental to their health or "morality;" they shall furthermore not work at night, in a pit, or over a certain number of hours. Entitles women to one day a month of menstruation leave, 60 days of maternity leave, and nursing time. Employers hiring more than 30 persons under the age of 18 shall provide education facilities. Chapter VI relates to safety and health; Chapter VII to apprenticeship; Chapter VIII to accident compensation; Chapter IX to rules of employment; Chapter X to dormitories; and Chapter XI to Labor Inspectors. Penal provisions are contained in Chapter XII.


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