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Practice Area|Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment Disputes

Jipyong's Labor & Employment Team provides practical and expert advice on all human resources management issues arising out of corporate restructuring, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and layout, or other employment-related issues arising from day-to-day personnel management or disciplinary actions, and relevant litigation and criminal proceedings. Our veteran attorneys with extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment laws are highly appreciated by our clients for their outstanding performance.

Jipyong's Labor & Employment Team provides effective and timely advice on legal issues, litigation and criminal proceedings at all stages from the initial stages to the end, and provides creative and innovative solutions based on thorough analysis of nature and conditions of specific project.

In addition, time-honored wide network with relevant agencies such as Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Central Labor Relations Commission, and the Seoul National Labor Relations Commission allows us to quickly obtain information on changes in trend and to provide our clients with appropriate assistance. Our labor and industrial accidents experts are highly specialized in sophisticated legal issues arising from labor relations with a wide range of work experience.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Consultation and litigation related to collective bargaining and labor strikes
    • Consultation and litigation related to collective labor relations law
    • Consultation and litigation related to unification of negotiation window and fair representative duties
    • Consultation and litigation on collective bargaining agreements
    • Consultation and litigation on dispute resolution between labor and management
    • Consultation and litigating a comprehensive analysis of labor-management relations in transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, business transfer, and acquisitions of shares
    • Internal subcontracting, reorganization of wage structure (wage peak system), and consulting on irregular workers
    • Consultation on statutory social insurance, including employee welfare programs, national pension, health insurance and industrial accident insurance as well as stock option
    • Consultation and litigation on manpower supply plans, including restructuring, early retirement programs and personnel reductions
    • Consultation and litigation on employment rules, personnel regulations and personnel management
    • Industrial accidents and civil and criminal issues
    • Establishment and proposal of labor legislation
    • Consultation and litigation concerning the Local Labor Relations Commission and Central Labor Relations Commission
    • Consultation on disputes over dismissal, suspension or disciplinary action
    • Litigation on retirement of executives
    • Legal disputes concerning people with special social status, such as civil servants, military officers, and university professors

Experience Close

    • Provided legal advice on collective bargaining agreement to IT company
    • Advised “A” company on collective labor-management relations and represented in a lawsuit (confirmation of representative union status in negotiation, violation of fair representative duties, unfair labor practice, illegal dispatch, etc.)
    • Provided consultation to public agency on transferring irregular workers to regular worker
    • Represented automobile company in a lawsuits over illegal dispatch, ordinary wage, and changes in employment rule
    • Represented automobile parts manufacturer in a lawsuits over illegal dispatch and ordinary wage
    • Represented ‘N’ company in a lawsuit related to dismissal for economic reasons
    • Performed litigations related to debt collectors, insurance solicitors, and electronic product installers (retirement allowance, confirmation of employee status)
    • Represented “S” Company and public agencies in lawsuits over illegal dispatch
    • Represented “D” Company and public agencies in lawsuits related to wage peak system and performance-based pay system
    • Represented public agencies in litigation related to refusal of renewing contract with fixed-term workers
    • Represented a number of companies in litigation related to disciplinary actions and personnel transfer
    • Represented “Y” company in litigation related to work stoppage, lockout, strike
    • Advised a foreign pharmaceutical company on labor issues related to business transfer
    • Advised GAP Korea on partial outsourcing
    • Performed the litigation regarding the requirements for a legitimate strike by a labor union of a financial institution
    • Performed the litigation where a securities company’s restructuring based on performance assessment was ruled valid
    • Represented and defended a labor union in a case raised by another labor union seeking annulment of the establishment of the former labor union and finally won the case
    • Advised companies on sexual harassments and performed litigation
    • Provided labor-management consultations and performed litigations for government agencies, public agencies, affiliates of large companies and foreign companies on a regular basis