I just want to make sure I don't end up under a terrible contract. If anything seems odd please let me know!! Also, I was under the impression that tax wouldn't be taken out?
CLAUSE 2 ( PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT )
a. The total Agreement term is approximately one year, commencing from the date of arrival in Korea and to the last teaching day of the teacher's twelfth full teaching session, according to the FTK English Dongtan session calendar*.
b. The teacher agrees to discontinue his/her residence in Korea under the visa status arranged and sponsored by the employer within three days after the completion of this contract. The teacher will be allowed to stay in the housing provided by FTK English Dongtan during this time. This condition will not apply if this contract is terminated for any reason before completion, and the employer has no obligation to maintain the visa status for any period of time beyond the termination date.
CLAUSE 3 ( THE EMPLOYERíS RESPONSIBILITIES)
a. The employer and teacher are equal individuals working together to provide quality English instruction under the terms stated in this contract.
b. The employer will honor the terms and conditions of employment for the teacher as stated within this contract.
c. The employer will guarantee the teacher a salary of 2,100,000Won per teaching session*.
CLAUSE 4 ( THE TEACHERíS RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES )
a. During the terms of this Agreement, the teacher must cooperate and comply with the instructions and disciplines of the school. Assisting the Supervisor he/she must carry out assignments as directed by the employer. The Supervisor will be responsible for establishing and communicating the Standards of Performance as related to the duties stated in this contract.
b. The teacher must have adequately prepared for the classes in advance. The teacher should be in the school before 9:30 am.
c. At all times during the term of this contract, teachers must maintain a clean and neat appearance. While suits and ties are not mandatory, a professional appearance is desirable.
d. The teacherís work will include the following:
①. 140 teaching hours (1teaching hour = 40 min. Target studentsí ages: 5 to 13)
②. Preparation each day
③. Development of educational programs and materials
④. Indoor and outdoor classroom activities for/with students
⑤. Grading, evaluation, and assessment of students
⑥. Providing students with individualized care
⑦. Attending teachersí meetings that are 1-2 times a month.
⑧. Attending teachersí workshops that might be 5 times a year on Saturday.
⑨. Lunch care to Kinder students (Lunch care is not regarded as teaching hours)
⑩. Preparation of oral/written test 4 times a year.
CLAUSE 5 ( WORKING HOURS )
a. During the term of this Agreement, the teacher should work in cooperation with the Supervisor from Monday through Friday.
b. The teacher agrees to work full time from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm and teach 140 teaching hours (1teaching hour = 40 min) a session and to adequately prepare for classes.
c. The employer cannot guarantee the teacherís requested teaching schedule.
d. Teachers will be required to attend some special events throughout the year (workshops, yearly presentation, graduation ceremony, camps etc.) which may fall on a Saturday. Teachers will not receive additional compensation for these days.
e. The teacher should inform the supervisor in case of leaving the school more than 40 minutes.
CLAUSE 6 ( SALARY AND OVERTIME RATE)
a. The employer agrees to pay the teacher salary of 2,100,000 won for the jobs described in Clause 4.
b. One class means 40 minutes.
c. According to FTK English Dongtan session system, each 20 working days a month is one session. If a month has more than 20 working days, the additional working days are regarded as the next session. If a month has less than 20 working days, the next days in the next month are regarded as the previous session.
d. When the teacher doesnít start with Day 1 of the session, payment for the starting session will be done as follows;
Payment for the starting session
= 2,100,000 won / 20 days x working days during the starting session
e. The payment of the salary is to be made on the 10th of the following month.
f. Each forty minute class exceeding the 140 classes/session will be considered as overtime. The payment for the overtime will be 20,000 won per one hour. Attendance at scheduled staff meetings and workshops, along with preparation for classes is mandatory and not considered as overtime.
g. Any absence due to sickness or illness exceeding 2 days of sick leave per year will result in deduction from your salary.
h. The employer will provide 4 major insurances including the national health care and pension. Which will be coshared.
i. Income tax will be deducted at the standard National rate.
CLAUSE 7 ( TAX )
Income tax and retirement taxes will be withheld from the salary in accordance with the Korean tax law (approximately 3.3 %).
CLAUSE 8 ( TRANSPORTATION )
a. Round trip economy air ticket is provided with the one-year contract from the teacherís nearest airport to the international airport in Korea and transportation from the airport to the teacherís residence in Korea. Upon completion of this contract, the teacher will be provided with a return ticket.
b. If the teacher leaves the school before his/her contract period ends, the school will not pay for his/her return ticket.
c. If the teacher leaves the school prior to completing eight (
months period of this contract for any reason, the teacher must reimburse the school the cost of the ticket paid by the school or the school may deduct the equivalent amount from the teacherís last monthís pay.
CLAUSE 9 ( ORIENTATION PERIOD )
a. Upon arrival in Korea, the teacher will be guaranteed maximum 5days for an orientation period, before being expected to begin his/her regular teaching work.
b. The teacher will be on the payroll from the day after his/her arrival in Korea, except for weekends and national holidays.
c. During the orientation period the teacher is required to be at the school preparing lessons and learning about the school system. The rate of payment for the orientation period will be 40,000 won per day. Payment for the first week of the orientation period will be paid on the last day of the same month.
CLAUSE 10 ( NATIONAL HEALTHCARE & PENSION )
a. Half of the insurance and pension will be paid by the Employer and the other half by the teacher. Teachers should be aware that medical coverage does not become effective until you have an E-2 working visa and have been issued an alien registration card from immigration in Korea.
CLAUSE 11 ( VACATION & HOLIDAYS )
The teacher will be allowed for national holidays and 10 days of paid vacation (5days in summer and 5days in winter) as it is indicated in the school calendar.*
CLAUSE 12 (EMERGENCY LEAVE)
a. The employer agrees that the employee is entitled to 5 working days of emergency leave, in the event of death in the employeeís immediate family. The immediate family shall include parents and siblings of the employee. For this emergency leave, no deduction of salary will be taken place.
b. The employer cannot provide the teacher with any additional compensation for airfare in the case of an emergency.
c. The employer has the right to request (upon return to Korea) reasonable proof for having granted emergency leave.
d. In the event that a period longer than 5 working days is required for emergency leave, it is up to the employerís discretion to permit such a period.
e. The teacher will be allowed a maximum of 2 days paid sick leave per year. In the event that the employee is absent for more than 1 day the teacher must provide an original medical certificate. The employer will not be financially responsible for the costs involved in obtaining the medical certificate. The teacherís wages will be deducted in the event that more than 2 sick days are taken.
f. The teacher cannot use 2days of sick leave with vacation and holidays
CLAUSE 13 ( ACCOMMODATIONS )
a. The school will provide the teacher with the furnished single housing of one bedroom studio.
b. Furnishings being provided by the employer include: refrigerator, washing machine, bed, wardrobe, fan(or air conditioner), basic utensils, and one-burner gas hot plate. The teacher will be expected to provide his/her own pillowcase, and sheets.
c. Selection of the apartment will be made by the employer.
d. The cost of monthly service and utilities for the accommodations will be paid by the teacher.
e. For the first three months, the Employer will withhold a deposit of 200,000 won each month, in order for the employer to pay off utility and telephone charges, received by the employer during the two months after the termination of the contract.
f. Any balance due the teacher after all bills have been paid will be transferred to the teacherís account back home two months after the termination of the contract.
g. Before the teacher returns home, she/he should put away all the private stuffs and the housing should be cleaned back again. The cleaning fee of 50,000 won will be deducted from the last salary.
CLAUSE 14 (SEVERANCE PAYMENT)
Upon completion of this one-year contract, the teacher will receive one additional basic salary of 2.1 million won as a severance payment in accordance with Korean Labor Laws. This payment will be made at the time of completion of the contract period and income tax will be withheld from this payment.
CLAUSE 15 ( DISMISSAL OR VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION )
a. The employer reserves the right to dismiss the teacher from employment for the following causes:
①. Neglect or inability to perform his/her duties stipulated in this agreement
②. Frequent absences from work
③. Receiving two warning letters
④. Criminal behavior or misconduct Ėjeopardizing any student or staff / having drug or alcohol problem.
⑤. Teaching any private classes outside of the FTK English Dongtan school
b. The employer agrees to give the employee 5 working days notice in the event of dismissal. However, in the case of a teacherís criminal behavior or misconduct, he/she will be dismissed from employment immediately with no warning or notice.
In the event the teacher resigns from employment, he/she can do so giving 45 working days notice to the employer.
c. In either case of dismissal or resignation before completing eight (
months period of the contract term, the teacher must reimburse the school the cost of the air ticket paid by the school or the school may deduct the equivalent amount from the teacherís last monthís pay.
d. In either case of dismissal or resignation before completing the contract term, the teacher will NOT receive any severance payment in accordance with Korean Labor Laws.
CLAUSE 16 (GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION )
a. This Agreement is governed by the law of the Republic of Korea.
b. This Agreement is made final and firm unless any material modification or amendment to this Agreement is executed with the full knowledge and consent of the undersigned and incorporated into this Agreement.
* Teaching sessions and vacations and holidays (according to the FTK English Dongtan session calendar)