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Foreign workers should file tax returns now

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Republic of Korea
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Foreign workers earning income in Korea should file a tax settlement for 2017 by February 28.

The year-end tax settlement is required for all foreign workers regardless of their term of stay and income generated here. If the amount of tax withheld is larger than the year-end tax, the difference will be refunded -- and vice versa.

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S. Korea to permit 56,000 foreign workers with E-9 visas next year

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Republic of Korea
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SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will issue its non-professional employment visa to 56,000 foreign workers next year, the same figure set for this year's quota, government officials said Friday.

The government committee on foreign workforce policy finalized its plan for the 2018 E-9 visa quota during its 25th session presided over by Hong Nam-ki, the minister of the Office f Read More


Korea to accept 56,000 foreign workers in 2018

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Republic of Korea
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The South Korean government said Friday that it will accept 56,000 foreign workers on the low-skilled work scheme next year, the same number as this year, as part of its efforts to tackle the labor shortage in the manufacturing sector.

The committee in charge of managing the foreign labor force also unveiled plans to improve the working and living conditions of migrant workers

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Migrant workers make 64% of Korean workers' pay

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Republic of Korea
http://m.koreatimes.co.kr —

Migrant workers are paid 64 percent that of Koreans ― which is the greatest pay gap between the two groups among OECD member states, according to a report.

The report released by the Bank of Korea showed that putting domestic workers’ pay at 100, migrant workers are paid 64 in Korea. The OECD average was 87.

This is attributed to labor policies which have mostly

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13,000 undocumented foreign workers caught in South Korea this year

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Republic of Korea
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South Korea’s justice ministry has caught 13,255 undocumented foreign workers and 2,549 Koreans who hired them this year.

They were apprehended in two joint intensive crackdowns on undocumented foreign workers and their employees, held March 6-May 15 and September 4-November 17. The crackdowns were conducted with 658 officials from Read More


'Employment permit system needs review'

Posted by jaypee 165 days ago Republic of Korea
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Employment permit systems which discriminate against migrant workers should be reviewed, an international labor leader said.

"Permit systems need to be carefully examined so that they meet the principles of non-discrimination and do not leave migrant workers in situations such as the terrible case of the Nepalese worker," International Labor Organization (ILO)

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Korea moves to limit E-9 visa extensions for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 198 days ago Republic of Korea
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Foreign workers who hold the E-9 non-professional employment visa will no longer be able to have unlimited extensions under new Korean government rules.

Applicants will only be able to extend the visa once, with a maximum stay of four years and 10 months, the Ministry of Justice said, according to Yonhap news agency Thursday. The ministry is working with the

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Number of foreign workers in South Korea nearing 1 million

Posted by jaypee 484 days ago Republic of Korea
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The number of foreigners employed in the South Korean labor market is nearing 1 million. Four out of 100 people working in the country are noncitizens. For the most part, foreigners employed in the country are working at small companies in poorly remunerated jobs. The increasing number of working foreigners is also having a considerable effect on wages and other labor conditions in the lo

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