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In this episode of Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border Catch-Up podcast series, Eric Lee (New York) is joined by Skye Hao (Atlanta) to discuss performance-based terminations in South Korea. Skye and Eric cover the stringent requirements and objective evaluation criteria mandated by the Labor Standards Act of Korea for an employer to discharge an employee for poor performance. They also review a recent supreme court ruling in South Korea, confirming the country’s high bar for unilateral termination of an employee based on performance.



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