Employers to Have Compulsory Insurance for Overseas Workers

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Jun. 29 – From August 1, 2011 all South Korean companies hiring overseas labor-intensive workers will be required from later this year to give to the departure expiration insurance to pay their retirement benefits.

In a statement issued by India’s Labor Ministry, the revised enforcement ordinance to the law on the employment of foreign workers is set to go into effect on August 1 as no parliamentary consent is necessary.

Presently, SMEs employing at least five foreigners with E-9 or H-2 visas are mandatory to subscribe to the departure expiration insurance to ensure that retirement benefits are paid before the departure of a worker.

Those visas are given to overseas labor-intensive workers hired under the country’s “employment permit system.” The Cabinet accepted a bill increasing the coverage of mandatory subscription to companies with four or less alien workers.

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