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Hire Workers in South Korea

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in South Korea.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are permitted in South Korea, but may not exceed two years. Beyond that limit, they will be deemed indefinite. If the Worker has a reasonable expectation that the fixed-term contract will be renewed, failure to renew requires reasonable justification.

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Probationary Periods

There is no statuty requirement for probationary periods in South Korea. Most companies implement a three month probatationary period. During that time, 30 days' notice is required to terminate the employment relationship. Refusal to extend the employment beyond the probationary period requires objectively reasonable cause.


In South Korea, Workers recognize 13 public holidays, which span 15 days. If a public holiday falls on the weekend, it is recognized on the next working day (“substitute holiday”). Workers are entitled to a paid day off for each holiday.

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South Korea does not mandate paid sick leave for non-work-related illnesses and injuries.

Sick Leave

South Korea does not mandate paid sick leave for non-work-related illnesses and injuries.

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Overtime is considered any hours worked in excess of the regular workweek. Workers may not work more than 12 hours of overtime per week. Overtime, night work, and holiday work are paid at 150% of wages or, with the Worker’s permission, with time off in lieu.

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
  • Provide customized service and benefits
  • Remove the risk from your organization

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