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Ghostinthemachine



Joined: 22 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:27 pm    Post subject: Airfare Paid? Reply with quote

I thought I read on this board that employers were obliged to pay return airfare but my hogwan is refusing to pay for my airfare back on the grounds that I was already in Korea when they employed me. I paid my own airfare here and found a job afterwards.

Does anybody know what the legal position on this is?

I'm also going to e-mail EFL law and see what they know about this but I don't know their e-mail address.
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Son Deureo!



Joined: 30 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does your contract say?

You can reach EFL Law at: administration@ efl-law.com.
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Ghostinthemachine



Joined: 22 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My contract says that if I was resident in Korea at the time of my contract they will not reimburse airfare.

When I queried that (before starting) my manager told me that this did not apply as I was not resident as such I was here on a tourist visa and that was just to prevent teachers who had their airfare already paid for by one school claiming for airfare again from a second school.

This manager left a few months ago and the new manager claims that this exempts the school from having to pay my airfare. Sad

Oh and thanks for the e-mail address! Smile
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Zyzyfer



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, manager switching! You've been nerfed. Schools are not 100% required by any law to pay your airfare, unless it's written into the contract. Gotta discuss your contract with EFL, as previously mentioned.
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Ghostinthemachine



Joined: 22 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Zyzyfer EFL law has confirmed what you said. Sad
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the school paid for your VISA run to Japan that is usually considered the equivalent of return fare home...

anyhow paid airfare is custom not law.
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Ghostinthemachine



Joined: 22 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kimcheeking wrote

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If the school paid for your VISA run to Japan that is usually considered the equivalent of return fare home... ]


.....athough that was not the impression I was given by my original manager (I'm not saying you're wrong).

kimcheeking wrote

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anyhow paid airfare is custom not law.


....thanks that's the point I was trying to clarify. Smile
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Ghostinthemachine



Joined: 22 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just seen this on the thread about The Little School on the Hill.

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hellofaniceguy wrote:

The form that I have from immigration states verbatim: "I will assume, without reservation, whole responsibility for: Full maintence and logistic support including defrayment of all living expenses incurred by him during his stay in Korea." "Transportation fees upon departure from Korea."


Now I'm confused again (ok I know it doesn't take much)......can anyone clarify? Confused Confused Confused
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