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Scope of requirement for large establishments to disclose employment types to be broadened from next year

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Nov. 21, 2017

 

The scope of the requirement for large establishments to disclose employment types will be broadened from next year.


The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) said that an amendment to the Enforcement Regulations of the Framework Act on Employment Policy containing this change entered into force on November 21st and that the amendment will apply to disclosures of employment types from next year.


According to the amendment, in addition to disclosing employment types on a company-wide basis as they do now, business owners ordinarily employing 3,000 workers or more and business owners ordinarily employing 1,000 workers or more will have to disclose employment types by workplace and main duties performed by external workers, namely temporary agency workers, contract company workers and subcontractors' workers, from 2018 and 2019, respectively. 


<Details of the reform of the employment type disclosure system>

Before revision

After revision*

Establishments (corporations) ordinarily employing 300 workers or more are required to disclose their workers' types of employment on a company-wide basis.

Establishments (corporations) ordinarily employing 300 workers or more will be required to disclose their workers' types of employment on a company-wide basis.

 

Establishments (corporations) ordinarily employing 1,000 workers or more - those with 3,000 employees or more (2018~) and those with 1,000 employees or more (2019~) - will be required not only to disclose their workers' types of employment on a company-wide basis but also to disclose their workers' types of employment by workplace and main duties performed by external workers.

 

The employment type disclosure system was introduced in 2014 to encourage employers having 300 employees or more to avoid relying too much on non-regular or indirect employment by requiring them to disclose types of employment*.


 * Types of employment: internal workers (① workers on indefinite-term contracts, ② fixed-term workers, ③ part-time workers), ④ external workers (temporary agency workers, contract company workers, subcontractors' workers, etc.)


Of a total of 3,418 companies required to disclose employment types in 2017,  3,407 or 99.7% did so.


* The results of the implementation of the disclosure system in 2017 are available on WorkNet (www.work.go.kr/gongsi) for anyone to see.


However, MOEL said, it has been pointed out that in the case of companies with multiple workplaces, the system has limitations in figuring out employment types by workplace and what kinds of work are performed by external workers because it requires establishments (corporations) to disclose employment types only on a company-wide basis, so we made an improvement to address this problem.


Park Sung-hee, the Director-General of MOEL's Labor Market Policy Bureau, said, "This change is expected to enhance the employment type disclosure system's function of improving employers' awareness and encouraging voluntary improvement of employment conditions."


MOEL plans to develop a manual explaining how to disclose employment types by workplace and external workers' main duties and distribute its copies to companies subject to the disclosure requirement (Feb. 2018) to ensure their proper compliance.


* 2018 disclosure schedule: MOEL will distribute a manual on the employment type disclosure system in Feb. → Employers will enter employment types in Apr. → Employers will supplement their disclosed information in May. → MOEL will make public companies' disclosed information in Jul.

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