Category Archives: Korean Payroll / HR

Korea Payroll Management System

South Korea’s payroll system  When an employee is hired, he/she will receive monthly salary payments that will have taxes deducted from. Employees must pay income/resident taxes from their salary along with mandatory social insurance programs that employees need to be enrolled into immediately upon being hired. Withholding Income & Resident Taxes Plus Benefit Deductions Income/resident […]

Korea’s 4 Social Insurance Rates for 2023

There’re 4 major social insurances in Korea for all employees to be enrolled: 1) national pension, 2) national health insurance and long-term care insurance, 3) employment insurance and 4) workers’ compensation insurance. Each year, some of the insurance rates are increased or adjusted. Following rates are applicable for 2023. Item Employee Employer TOTAL RATE Expected […]

Hiring Koreans Without Entity in Korea – Class B Employment

Can foreigners hire Korean employees remotely? Yes, any foreigners or foreign companies can hire Korean national employees from overseas. Many foreigners or foreign companies I’ve met are worried about the Korean labor environment and hesitate to set up a company in Korea. For certain cases, Koreans can be directly employed by any foreigners and work […]

Korea’s 4 Social Insurance Rates for 2022

There’re 4 major social securities in Korea: 1) national pension, 2) national health insurance and long-term care insurance, 3) employment insurance and 4) workers’ compensation insurance. Each year, some of the insurance rates are increased or adjusted. Item Employee Employer TOTAL RATE Expected Monthly Contribution (TTL) Note Case 1. Monthly salary 6,000,000 won Case 2. […]

Korea’s 4 Social Insurance Rates for 2021

There’re 4 major social securities in Korea: 1) national pension, 2) national health insurance and long-term care insurance, 3) employment insurance and 4) workers’ compensation insurance. Each year, some of the insurance rates are increased or adjusted. Especially, rates for national health insurance and long-term care insurance are increased every year. During covid-19 season in […]

Korea’s 4 Social Insurance Rates for 2020

Each year, the Korean Social Insurance Companies announce their insurance rates for the upcoming year. It’s been announced that Korea’s social insurance rates for 2020 will be as below. At this moment only the Workers’ Compensation Insurance rate for 2020 has not been confirmed by the government. Item 2019 2020 Note Employee Employer TOTAL RATE […]

A Guide to South Korea’s 4 Social Insurance Programs

A Guide to South Korea’s 4 Social Insurance Programs South Korea’s Social Welfare Policy & the “Safety Net” Every developed country has systems set up to make sure that people are taken care of in the event of certain challenges and time periods. European countries are famous for their strong social safety net, but Korea […]

Hiring people in Korea

If you had thoughts of hiring people in Korea, consider below two major contract types : Employment contract vs. Independent service contract Employment contract (고용관계) Company needs to enroll for the social securities for each employee Employer portion of social taxes: approx. 8.75% Employee portion of social taxes: approx.. 8.5% Company needs to provide paid […]