Mandatory leaves in Korea
Plan Name Name of Provider Eligibility Criteria
(e.g. Service, Grade)
Benefit Details
Annual Leave Labor Standard Act of Korea Employee who attended 80% or more for the last one year • Basic 15 days. 1 day per every 2 years' service not counting the first year is added. Maximum 25 days.
• 1 day annual leave per month is provided for employee who is in service less than one year and settled from 15 days above allowed after one year's service.
Menstruation Leave Labor Standard Act of Korea Female employee Female employees can take one day off every month, but not paid
Maternity Leave Labor Standard Act of Korea Female employee who will deliver a child • 90 days Maternity Leave
• 45 days must be taken after childbirth
Childcare Leave for spouse Law of Gender Equal Employment and Assistance of Compatibility of Work and Home Male employee whose wife deilvered a child • 3 days leave or more within 5 days
• First 3 days are paid leave
• Leave has to be taken before the child is 30 days old
Parental Leave Law of Gender Equal Employment and Assistance of Compatibility of Work and Home • 1 year service prior to the beginning of the childcare leave
• Spouse should not be on parential leave for the same baby
• Prior to child's 6th Birthday before entering the elementry school, employees can apply for 1 year parental leave which cannot be rejected
• Alternatively employee can request shorter working hours
Family Care Leave Law of Gender Equal Employment and Assistance of Compatibility of Work and Home Employee whose family has disease, accident and old age • Maximum 90 days, which can be used in several times
• Leave day for one time must be 30 days or more
• When leave is not allowed for business reason, employer must try to introduce flexible time scheme
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