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Has anyone taken their Hagwon to court/labor off. and won?
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rehab



Joined: 02 Jan 2009

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won a lawsuit against my hagwon owner for improper termination. Apparently that inspired him to treat his employees much better- for a month or so. Then he went back to his old ways. I don't know if those types of people would ever change their ways.
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VFRinterceptor



Joined: 22 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bumpity bump bump.

good stuff here.

I might need to go to the labor board myself next month.
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silverquill



Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Location: Cheonan, Korea

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it wasn't a hagwon, but a private school, so similar. The issue was unpaid time - canceled six weeks of winter camp and did not provide other work, although we made it clear that we were willing to do whatever, but their position was, "Now work, no pay." Still a violation of the contract and immigration laws that require employers to provide full-time employment to their E-2 visa holders.

We consulted with a labor attorney, but the retainer was 1/2 million won, plus 20% of any judgment. We had someone help us file a simple one page form, and had an interview within two weeks.

When we arrived, we waited for an hour for representatives from the school to arrive, and we spent the whole time just meeting with them. In the end, we accepted a settlement (which they tried to get out of after we left) and in the end got our money.

My observation is that schools we settle rather than have a judgment issued against them by the Labor Dept.! It can be really damaging to them. So, if you've got a just case, stand your ground and don't be intimidated.
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StavvioD



Joined: 31 Aug 2009

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if the labour board will deal with unpaid holiday pay? My company did'nt pay me mine, and now I am on the extension of my contract, they're telling me they don't need to because the original contract has expired. Several arguements later, and promising they "will look into it", I still haven't got my pay...Grrrrrrrr!
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StavvioD wrote:
Does anyone know if the labour board will deal with unpaid holiday pay? My company did'nt pay me mine, and now I am on the extension of my contract, they're telling me they don't need to because the original contract has expired. Several arguements later, and promising they "will look into it", I still haven't got my pay...Grrrrrrrr!


Yes, they will deal with annual vacation and "pay in lieu of" / unpaid wages issues.

(there is no "holiday pay" in Korea.

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