South Korea: New Leave Entitlements Granted

​Recent legislative changes in South Korea extend entitlements to paternity leave and child care leave and grant employees the right to time off on a wider range of grounds.

On Aug. 2, the Korean National Assembly passed significant amendments to the Equal Employment Opportunity and Work-Family Balance Assistance Act (the EEA).

Key changes to the EEA include:

  • More paid paternity leave.
  • More options for child care leave allocation.
  • More flexible family-care leave.

Employees also will be entitled to take time off work for a wider range of reasons.

Paternity Leave

Before the paternity leave amendment, which took effect Oct. 1, employers were required to provide from three to five days of paternity leave, with only the first three days as paid leave. The…

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