Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Amendment to the Equal Employment Opportunity and Work-Family Balance Assistance Act

Date Enacted: September 2020
Country: Korea, Rep.

This amendment to existing legislation extends, among other provisions, the “maximum period of family care leave” to “90 days per year, and employees may use this leave in several instances,” including when: “a serious emergency alert level has been issued . . .  due to the spread of an infectious disease” and family members are impacted, such that “an employee needs to care for a family member,” suspension or temporary closure orders have been issued for schools or businesses and “the employee in question needs to care for their child,” or “due to an infectious disease . . .  the employee’s child is in need of care because they have been required to self-quarantine at home.”