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is it normal to get severence the month after finishing?

 
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philinkorea



Joined: 27 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:43 am    Post subject: is it normal to get severence the month after finishing? Reply with quote

I'm due to finish my 1 year contract on november 24th. my pay day is november 15th. my school have told me my final month and severence will be paid into my home bank tthe following month on the 15th december. is this normal. my school have been sound to me but i've read loads of bad stuff about school ripping you off at the end. how normal is this situation and what should i do?
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: China

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope not normal at all.

Insist they pay you EVERYTHING you are owed before you leave.

The only thing some places might do is keep a housing deposit until all your bills are paid.

If your school won't budge, I'd talk to the Labor Board if I was you.

Sounds like they are either short on cash and making excuses, or they want to rip you off. I mean if you are in Canada/USA etc, what can you do to get your cash back?
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shawner88



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also a law that went into effect a few years back that allows you extra time after your visa expires to fight for your severence pay. Ask immigration about it.
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Gord



Joined: 25 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Pink wrote:
If your school won't budge, I'd talk to the Labor Board if I was you.


And say what? The school is offering to pay the severance pay 20 days after the last day of work which is ten days before the maximum limit?
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Basil Brush



Joined: 13 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:14 am    Post subject: When should you get your severance? Reply with quote

Mr Pink is right. Severance is due at the completion of the contract.
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember something about schools having 14 days to pay money due to former employees.

But I need to take a shower before my water gets turned off so I'll try and find the link somewhere.

CLG
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Gord



Joined: 25 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crazylemongirl wrote:
I seem to remember something about schools having 14 days to pay money due to former employees.

But I need to take a shower before my water gets turned off so I'll try and find the link somewhere.

CLG


I have used the power of Google to bring up several sites that all say 14 days. I was confused about the month thing as the earliest the labour people will schedule a meeting about lack of severance is a month after the job ended.

So, no. The school does not have to pay on the last day.
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Basil Brush



Joined: 13 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:32 am    Post subject: Who's right EFL-Law or Gord? Reply with quote

I've PM'd EFL-LAW to ask them to clarify this. Wink
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was always under the impression that it was due at the end of your contract, as at that time, you work shouldn't have any more obligations towards you, however, that 14 day or 2 week period makes sense.

The amount of time before you have to leave the country legally should be when they have to pay you. It seems to me that by the time they are no longer legally responsible for you is the time you should have the money.
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mack the knife



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 14 day grace period concerns both paycheck and severance.
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mack the knife wrote:
The 14 day grace period concerns both paycheck and severance.


Yeah thinking the same thing now...been wondering about it, cause it is really good info.

Note to MODS: if someone DOES find out the real law concerning this might be a good sticky somewhere.
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Basil Brush



Joined: 13 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply from EFL-Law Reply with quote

Quote:
There is an update I found in the Labor Office pages simply saying severance is payable after the end of the contract. That can be interpreted widely of course -
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simon77047



Joined: 08 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.hayeslaw.org/

Here is a link to the only foreign attorney employed by the Korean government. He can answer every, and I mean every, question you may have. Check it out at the above link. He also has a column in the Korean Herald once a week.
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