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  • lshaugh
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    • December 18, 2013, 12:56:51 am
    • Canada
Is this illegal?
« on: February 18, 2016, 01:20:48 pm »
Hey all,

So I have noticed a discrepancy in the amount of pension being contributed on my behalf each month. My salary is 2.1 million, yet my school has been reporting it as 2.0 million, meaning that my monthly pension contribution is 180,000 instead of 189,000.

Can they do this? I know it's not a huge difference, but over the course of 2 years it's a difference of 316,000 won that I'm missing out on when I collect my pension.

This ain't legal right?


  • Porksta
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    • October 08, 2011, 09:31:27 pm
Re: Is this illegal?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 01:25:42 pm »
Are they reporting it as 2.0, or is your salary being split in some way?  Some schools give you part of your salary as "meal allowance" so they avoid paying taxes or pension.


  • lshaugh
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    • 37

    • December 18, 2013, 12:56:51 am
    • Canada
Re: Is this illegal?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 01:28:57 pm »
They are reporting my salary as 2.0 to the pension office. yet my contract clearly states:

"Employee’s monthly gross salary shall be (2,100,000 - before tax, pension and
medical) Won paid in Korean currency."

Shouldn't they be required to report my salary as such to the NPS?


  • Porksta
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    • October 08, 2011, 09:31:27 pm
Re: Is this illegal?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 01:49:16 pm »
So on your paystub there are two lines that say this:

Salary - 2100000
Pension - 90000

Correct?  Not what you think it should be, not based on your current pension total, but absolutely matter of factly this is how it says on your paystub.  Your salary is not being split in any way?


  • lshaugh
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    • 37

    • December 18, 2013, 12:56:51 am
    • Canada
Re: Is this illegal?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 02:13:31 pm »
So on your paystub there are two lines that say this:

Salary - 2100000
Pension - 90000

Correct?  Not what you think it should be, not based on your current pension total, but absolutely matter of factly this is how it says on your paystub.  Your salary is not being split in any way?


No, it's not being split at all. They are just under reporting my salary so they can contribute less.


  • Porksta
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    • October 08, 2011, 09:31:27 pm
Re: Is this illegal?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 02:19:51 pm »
If your school is paying you 2.1 and the paystub says pension is 94500 then take all of your paystubs to the nearest pension office.  They should be able to do the math.


  • lshaugh
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    • 37

    • December 18, 2013, 12:56:51 am
    • Canada
Re: Is this illegal?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 02:30:35 pm »
If your school is paying you 2.1 and the paystub says pension is 94500 then take all of your paystubs to the nearest pension office.  They should be able to do the math.

I haven't been given pay stubs. I have been to the pension office and they have given me a breakdown of the contributions. 180,000 per month for a reported salary of 2,000,000.

They should be reporting 2,100,000.


  • Porksta
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    • October 08, 2011, 09:31:27 pm
Re: Is this illegal?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 02:35:49 pm »
If your school is paying you 2.1 and the paystub says pension is 94500 then take all of your paystubs to the nearest pension office.  They should be able to do the math.

I haven't been given pay stubs. I have been to the pension office and they have given me a breakdown of the contributions. 180,000 per month for a reported salary of 2,000,000.

They should be reporting 2,100,000.

Okay, well previously I asked you for what your paystub said and you told me, and now you are telling me you don't get paystubs.  Next time, please make sure you answer appropriately so as to avoid confusion.  Now that I have accurate info I can give different advice:  Get all of your paystubs and look.  You can't do anything without them.