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Offered a 10 Month Contract
« on: April 25, 2020, 07:31:27 pm »
Hello,

I was recently offered a 학원 job where the contract term is for 10 months. They also changed the severance from 12 months to 10 months in the contract. I wanted to know if this was legal under an E2 visa and if anyone has had experience with something like this before.

Any informtation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 07:39:13 pm by hesperiina »


Re: Offered a 10 Month Contract
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 07:42:46 pm »
Not sure if this helps, but I'm in a GEPIK school under a city-hall contract. I was offered a 10-month contract for my second year and took it. My school claims I'll be getting the full 12 month severance for my second year, but I fully expect it to be prorated for 10.

 I'm not renewing with the school after my 10-months is up.

(I'm not in TaLK. This is a shared account via my friend who was a TaLK scholar  ;D)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 07:44:34 pm by talk20gen »


Re: Offered a 10 Month Contract
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2020, 09:57:04 am »
I don't believe your employer is required to give you a severance if you have worked only 10 months.


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Re: Offered a 10 Month Contract
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2020, 10:16:55 am »
I don't believe your employer is required to give you a severance if you have worked only 10 months.
i believe that if they call it "severance" in the contract (but you worked for less than 365 days), they don't have to legally honour it.

but if it says something like "contract completion bonus", then legally they have to honour it


Re: Offered a 10 Month Contract
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2020, 10:36:58 am »
It will be viewed as a "Bonus" for the completion of the 10 months of the contract.
Bonuses are enforceable if the clause is well written.

Cheers,


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Re: Offered a 10 Month Contract
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2020, 03:28:38 pm »
Hard pass


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Re: Offered a 10 Month Contract
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 08:26:51 am »
I took a ten month hakwon job between an elementary school and a middle school.  I wanted  to get lined up on the end of February completion date so I could get more options as I wanted to try middle or high school.  I got the severance based on my ten months.  I still have the mental scars from that time in a hakwon, however.