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  1. Republic of Korea - Labour contracts - Law, Act

    Act relating to Protection, etc., for Dispatched Workers (Act No. 5512). - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 1998-02-20 | Date of entry into force: 1998-07-01 | KOR-1998-L-51008

    Provides for conditions of employment for temporary workers contracted out (dispatched) to other employers. Chapter II defines which types of employment may not rely on temporary workers and sets a maximum length of sub-contracted work of one year (with possibility of extension). This Chapter also requires permission from the Ministry of Labour to dispatch a worker and prohibits the use of dispatched workers in enterprises where there is an existing industrial dispute. Chapter III governs conditions of employment of dispatched workers, including such matters as contracts, notice to be given to dispatched workers, and medical examination of dispatched workers.

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