Status of Interns Under the Korean Labor Standards Act: Employees Entitled to Severance/Minimum Wage?

Interns in Korea may be considered Employees under the Korean Labor Standards Act, thus, entitling the interns to minimum wage, severance, and numerous other protections and benefits under the Act. The matter is having an impact on franchises, entertainment companies, and other SMEs. The, incredibly vague, Employment & Labor Ministry Guideline 826 (April 7, 2009) notes, in part, that: If a person is considered an employee under the Labor Standards Act shall be determined by considering the subordinate relations with

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Sean Hayes Attends American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising

IPG has one of the leading practices in Franchise and Distribution in Asia.  Sean Hayes will attend the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising. From the event’s brochure: Welcome to the 36th Annual forum on Franchising at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida on October 16-18, 2013. Starting on Wednesday, October 16, highly-experienced franchise attorneys will present Fundamentals of Franchising, the finest course available on the basics of franchise law.  Two additional five-hour intensive programs will also be

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Korean Franchise Law Basics: Korea’s Act on Fairness in Franchise Transactions

Korea has seen its share of unscrupulous local franchisors. Issues with local franchisors have led to Korea adopting one of the most franchisee-friendly franchise laws in Asia. The first comprehensive franchise act in Korea was passed in 2002. This act was substantially amended in 2007 and some revisions were made in 2010. For a recent post on Amendments to Korean Franchise Law please see: Amendments of Korean Franchise Law for 2021. The Act on Fairness in Franchise Transactions may be

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