To address mushrooming problems with delivery services, especially overwork and injuries to drivers, companies will have to start registering with the government.
The government has decided to relax regulations on migrant workers returning to Korea who may have been abused by their former employers
The government will distribute 500,000 won to in-home caregivers and after-school activity teachers in the first half of next year to help them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 90,000 people will get the payments.
The 52-hour workweek will be applied to midsize companies without delay on the first day of 2021, Employment and Labor Minister Lee Jae-kap said Monday.
Companies should restrict the working hours of parcel delivery workers to around 10 hours a day, according to the government, to prevent overwork that leads to accidents and possibly even suicides.
More than 1 trillion won of unemployment benefits were paid out in August. It was the fourth consecutive month in which the government disbursements to those out of work exceeded that amount, though the total was slightly less than in July.