Any foreigner who wishes to be employed in the Republic of Korea should obtain a status of sojourn that permits employment in the country. Employment of foreign workers is limited to such scope as set forth for their visa category.
Matters regarding employment of foreign workers holding Non-professional Employment or Working Visit visas, which permit employment in the Republic of Korea, are governed by the Act on Foreign Workers' Employment, Etc. Foreign workers are also entitled to the status of a worker. Therefore, their basic labor and social rights are guaranteed under social security laws. If they suffer a breach of their labor rights, those rights may be restored through applicable remedial procedures. Under the Act on Foreign Workers' Employment, Etc., persons with Non-professional Employment or Working Visit status are eligible for employment in the Republic of Korea for three years.
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