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Government makes efforts to ensure soft landing of the ban on harassment at work
An amendment to the Labor Standards Act, which prohibits harassment at work and requires employers to set up a harassment prevention and response system, took effect on July 16th.
The government had distributed and posted on ...
2020 minimum wage set at 8,590 won per hour
The Minimum Wage Commission (Chairman Park Joon-shik), at its plenary meeting which started at 4:30 PM on July 11th (Thu.) and lasted until 5:30 AM the following day, passed a proposal to set the minimum wage for 2020 at 8,590 ...
Job postings on WorkNet made accessible via Google and telephone (114 information service)
Jun. 25, 2019
Job seekers will be able to easily check various job openings posted on WorkNet by searching on Google or calling the 114 information service (02-114).
The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) and the Kor...
MOEL launches 2019 Task Force to improve non-regular employment arrangements
Jun. 21, 2019
The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) launched the 2019 Task Force to improve non-regular employment arrangements (previously called “Supporters for Non-regular Workers”). The Task Force will ...
MOEL and major companies issue a joint declaration on the creation of inclusive jobs
Jun. 19, 2019
Minister of Employment and Labor Mr. Lee Jae-kap met with corporate social responsibility officers of 17 major large companies on June 19th. These companies include Samsung, Hyundai Motor, SK, LG, POSCO, Hanwha...
Announcement on Ratification of the ILO Fundamental Conventions
May 22, 2019
This is an announcement of the Government to explain its position regarding the developments of the recent discussions of and future plans for ratification of the ILO fundamental conventions.
As well known, t...
MOEL releases the list of employers who delay payment of wages
Apr. 11, 2019
On April 11th, the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) released a list 242 employers for habitual delays in payments or delays in payments in large amounts, and imposed credit sanctions on 419 employers. Ac...
Tripartite Forum on ILO's Future of Work Report
Mar. 8, 2019
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), complying with the most fundamental labor rights - i.e. ratifying the ILO core conventions -, along with lifelong vocational skills development, is a key...
MOEL unveils a revised minimum wage-fixing system
Feb. 27, 2019
The government has confirmed a revised minimum wage-fixing machinery, after consultation with relevant government agencies and with political parties based on the opinions from various circles presented in publ...
MOEL confirms chemical hazards in 71 new chemicals
Feb. 27, 2019
On February 27th the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) published the names, health risks, and ways to prevent such risks of new chemicals manufactured or imported in the second half of last year. The info...
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