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Contract Help! NEED TO MAKE A DECISION SOON!
« on: July 07, 2017, 01:15:39 pm »
1. INTRODUCTION: This is an agreement between an employee (hereinafter called “the instructor” or the “teacher”) and an employer (hereinafter called the “institute” or the “school”). The instructor agrees to teach students at the institute at the times designated by the institute management and agrees to develop and present educational programs for the students. The instructor agrees to follow and strictly comply with the School's policies and guidelines during the period of this agreement.

2. CONTRACT DURATION:

(A) It is hereby agreed between the school and the instructor that the instructor shall teach at the school for one year, starting from September 17th 2017(The starting date of the contract is the teacher’s first teaching date at the school) and ending on September 16th 2018. If the instructor wishes to renew his/her contract at the end of one year, he/she must inform the school two months prior to the end of one year's service by letter, and the contract may, if both parties agree, be renewed at that time for another year by mutual agreement.

3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TEACHER:

(A) The teacher’s weekly teaching hours are at maximum 30 hours a week. Therefore when the teacher has no classes, the teacher should do work for the: lesson planning with co-teachers, essay revision , voice recording, student evaluations, syllabi, English phone conversation, report cards, field trips, consultation with parents, supervision of play, maintenance of the English environment during breaks, workshops, staff meetings, and upgrading of one’s professional knowledge and skills without additional pay. The work week will follow the yearly academic calendar issued by the school

(B) The instructor's working hours (2:00 P.M. –10:00 P.M. (M-F) shall be determined by the school's schedule. (Employee must come to work 10 minutes before 2 o’ clock) However, the teaching schedule can be changed according to School’s schedule.

(C) The instructor is responsible for familiarizing him or herself with all institute materials relevant to teaching at the school. The instructor shall faithfully teach and train students at the School.

4. TEACHER'S SALARY:

(A) The instructor's total monthly salary shall be 2.4 million won.

(B) If the instructor teaches, by mutual agreement between the instructor and employer, additional teaching hours over and above 30 classes per week. Overtime compensation at 20,000 won/hour shall be paid for those hours.

(C) The instructor's salary will be paid monthly on the regular day for payment of instructor's salaries.

(D) On completion of one’s responsibilities to the full contract period, the severance pay is 2.4 million won equivalent to the monthly salary. It will be paid only at the completion of the contract.

(E) The instructor shall have training before starting work.

The incoming teacher will be paid 30,000 Won a day during this training period.

5. AIRFARE :

(A) The Instructor hired outside of the country will be provided with a one way economy class ticket from his/her chosen international airport to Korea or vice versa. The airfare costs will be covered by the Institute.

(B) Completion of Terms of Employment and all duties within that period, Employer shall provide the Employee one-way economy-class airfare from Seoul-Incheon or Gimpo International Airport to the nearest International airport to Employee’s city of origin.

(C) In case the instructor fails to complete the contracted period by his or her own fault/reason, the instructor shall pay back to the Institute the total amount of the air ticket .

6. HOUSING:

(A) The institute will provide a private single person accommodation or give the teacher housing allowance equal to 0.4million won.

(B) The teacher's apartment furnishings shall include: basic cooking utensils such as

pots pans and dishes; a stove; a refrigerator; a bed with clean linen; TV, and Internet as well as a heating system and air-conditioning

(C) Costs for all utilities, including lighting, heat, water and Internet shall be borne by the teacher.

7. VACATION TIME:

The teacher shall enjoy 5 days of paid winter vacation and 5 days of paid summer vacation (in addition to all Korean national holidays and Saturdays and Sundays). If the school manager ask the teacher to have classes during the winter vacation or summer vacation, the teacher can make a decision whether he/she takes the classes or not. If the teacher has classes during the winter vacation or summer vacation, the teacher will be paid 25% of 1 month salary. Sick leave will not be paid. The teacher should provide the institute with as much advance notice as possible. The teacher should submit doctor’s prescription to the school for approving sick leaves.

Annually, there are 4 periods of midterm or final exams for middle school students. Teachers who are teaching middle school students may take additional unpaid vacation during the midterm and final exam period upon agreement between the school and the teacher. This is in addition to the regular paid vacation.

8. INCOME TAX: Approximately 7.5% of the instructor's monthly salary shall be deducted by the employer as withholding tax as provided by Korean law, which include instructor’s share of insurance, pension and so on.

9. KOREAN HEALTH INSURANCE: The instructor will be covered by medical benefits under the Korean Medical Insurance Union, a Government Health Organization. The cost of this coverage will be borne half by the employer and half by the instructor. The instructor's share of this coverage will be deducted from the instructor's monthly salary.

10. KOREAN PENSION: half of the pension will be paid by the employee and the other half will be paid by the employer. The instructor's share of this coverage will be deducted from the instructor's monthly salary.

11. DUTY OF SECRECY:

(a)The instructor shall not disclose any of the contents of this agreement, including salary, to a third party (including other employees of the school).

(b)The instructor shall not disclose any information relating to the contents of lecturers and business operation of the school without prior permission of the School. Violation

of this portion of the contract will result in the instructor is responsibility to be responsible to compensate for the school for all possible losses suffered by the school.

12. ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

(A) The instructor is required to conduct him/herself in a professional manner and to wear neat attire while at the school. Casual clothing is unacceptable.

Only business wear or those in accordance with business wear will be acceptable.

(No slippers, sneakers, casual t-shirts, short pants/skirts, tank tops, see through or revealing clothing)

(B) Using the Internet or cell phone for personal use at school is not allowed

(C) The following forms of behavior will not be permitted.

a) Following scheduled class timetables and dismissing, canceling, or starting classes late without prior approval from the institute director.

b) Conducting class while under the influence of alcohol, while smoking, or under the influence of illegal drugs.

c) Making sexual advances towards, or engaging in to relationships with students or employees of the school.

d) Arriving to the school late (teachers should arrive to the school 20 minutes before starting classes).

e) Attending classes without preparation and sitting down during teaching hours.

f) Being late to work or being absent without leave of notice. (Employee must give notice at least one day before to the boss.)

(D) The institute has the right to terminate this contract if the instructor violates the contract or fails to conduct him/herself in a professional manner. A termination notice will be given to the instructor at least two weeks in advance in such cases. In this case, the institute has no duty to give the severance pay bonus and the return airfare to the instructor.

(E) If the employee wishes to voluntarily resign from employment before the completion of this contract, the employee must provide written a notice to the employer at least 8 weeks before the resignation.

(F) For a dismissal or voluntary resignation within 8 months of this Contract period, the amount of all airfares (including trip costs to Japan in case the teacher came to Korea by tourist visa) will be deducted from the employee’s last monthly salary.

(G) The teacher cannot work for other schools or companies without the consent of the school.

13. Both parties have carefully read this contract; they have agreed to its terms in good

faith; and they will attempt to resolve any disputes which may arise in accordance with the terms of the contract, in a reasonable manner. All disputes which cannot be resolved by the parties to this contract will be resolved through the legal system of Korea in accordance with Korean law. Both parties duly agree on the contract stated above.



  • Jeter2
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    • September 24, 2015, 01:30:35 pm
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Re: Contract Help! NEED TO MAKE A DECISION SOON!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 11:42:33 pm »
BUMP


  • Aurata
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Re: Contract Help! NEED TO MAKE A DECISION SOON!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 01:02:58 am »
It looks absolutely fine.

Why are you even worried?


I have to say, this contract is well reasonable and there is not even a hint of the sketchiness that I see in most contracts.


Take it!
Imagine your Korea...


  • Jeter2
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    • September 24, 2015, 01:30:35 pm
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Re: Contract Help! NEED TO MAKE A DECISION SOON!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 08:34:13 am »
That 10 minute early clause is bugging me but you can't have it all in this country, can you? Also, do you think 2.4 is good for someone that has 4 years of experience outside of Korea and 1 year of experience in Korea?


  • MWeb37
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Re: Contract Help! NEED TO MAKE A DECISION SOON!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 08:42:12 am »
The 10 minute clause is a laughably small complaint. They just want you in work on time.

2.4 starting is decent, especially considering how some people are getting screwed with as low as 1.9 these days.


  • Jeter2
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Re: Contract Help! NEED TO MAKE A DECISION SOON!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 11:29:48 am »
The 10 minute clause is a laughably small complaint. They just want you in work on time.

2.4 starting is decent, especially considering how some people are getting screwed with as low as 1.9 these days.

But this isn't a "start" for me. As I said, this will be my 2nd year in Korea and I have 4 years of experience outside of Korea.