Skip to comments.Migrant workers can receive severance pay only after departure. (Korea)
Posted on 07/29/2014 7:48:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Migrant workers must now wait until they leave the country to receive severance pay. Migrant workers must leave the country when their visas expire, and according to law since 2011, South Korean employers have been obliged to pay their severance before their departure.
Government officials claim that the revised law will prevent more illegal migrant workers from staying in the country.
Weve found that a certain portion of registered workers did not leave the country even after they were paid their severance pay, an official said. They had no choice but to become the target of law enforcement authorities as their visas expired.
He predicted that the new payment system will eventually block the increase in the number of illegally residing workers.
But the revised policy has angered foreign workers. They have been staging rallies in major cities including Seoul over the past few days. The migrant workers demand that the Korean government withdraw the implementation of the new rule. The law is based on discrimination against foreigners and infringement upon their rights, said the protesters.
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They should at least require the companies to put the money in a controlled escrow account. It is all too easy to cheat a guy who has left the country out of his pay. What’s he going to do about it?
Seems quite onerous for both the employer and the migrant worker who has to set up a bank account in the worker’s next destination or domicile BEFORE the 14th day. Highly improbable in many instances.
If we ever have a guest worker (program) as existed years ago, a portion of the wages earned should be paid upon their return to their home country. A program might look something like this:
1. US farmers associations prepare requisitions for needed labor from farmer requests.
2. the labor requisition is sent to an approved labor company south of the border.
3. A labor recruitment company formed in the foreign country and licensed by the US, hires a migrant group within that country and the company then arranges supervision, transportation, housing and meals, then takes the group to the requesting famers association.
4. All wages are paid through the labor company. (like temp agencies do in this country now). A percentage of each check is withheld and paid upon the laborer’s discharge in his home country. If an ag laborer goes AWOL he forfeits all of his personal escrow.
If an illegal in the US now, wants to work in the program he must go home to get hired.
The goal is to harvest all crops and not increase our illegal alien population.
The biggest obstacles will be the agriculture workers unions, the lefties and Hispanic advocacy groups.