Paid Time Off (PTO)
In the first year, employees are entitled to 11 days per year.
In the second and third years, employees are entitled to 15 days per year.
In the third year and onward, one day’s paid leave is added for every two years of employment, up to a total of 25 days.
There are 12 public holidays.
There is no paid leave for non-work-related illness or injury. However, if illness or injury is work-related the employer must provide paid leave until the time of recovery.
90 days maternity leave (120 days maternity leave in case of twins).
Small companies : The government supports allowance for 60 days (capped at 2 million won per 30 days) as maternity leave allowances, the company must pay the difference of salary from the allowance for 60 days (compulsory) and for the last 30 days, the difference payment is up to company’s decision.
Large companies: the company should pay the total salary for 60 days and the government only support allowance for the last 30 days (capped 2 million won per 30 days), the difference is up to the company’s discretion.
A male worker can take up to 10 days of paid paternity leave (5 days by company & 5 days by the government) and request paternity leave of up to 90 days from the day of the child’s birth.