Amendment to Korea’s Occupational Safety and Health Act in 2019

The amended Occupational Safety and Health Act of Korea (“OSHA”) entered into force on January 15, 2019. One major aspect of the revision is that it has raised the risk of liability of representatives of institutions and companies for workplace injuries in Korea. The amended Korean OSHA law is expected to increase the risk to company management, increase the liability of companies, and increase options for employees who are perceived to have been harmed because of the actions or inactions

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