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New Labor Pension System

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Q1: Who is included in the retirement pension system under the Labor Pension Act by the "Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals"?
A1: In accordance with article 11 of the "Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals" (Hereinafter referred to as "this Act"), foreign professionals who are employed in professional work and have been approved for permanent residence by the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior are included in the retirement pension system under the Labor Pension Act. Those who are not approved for permanent residence are not included.

Q2: When shall foreign professionals with permanent residence who are employed before the enforcement of this Act be included in the retirement pension system under the Labor Pension Act?
A2:

1. For those who are still serving for the same business entity after the enforcement of this Act, they shall be included from the date of enforcement (February 8, 2018) of this Act. Those who are approved for permanent residence after the enforcement of this Act shall be included from the date of approval.
2. For those who want to remain in the retirement pension system under the Labor Standards Act, they shall submit a written declaration to their employer within six months of the date of enforcement (before August 7, 2018) of this Act or within six months of the approval date of permanent residence.
3. Those who have opted to remain in the retirement pension system under the Labor Standards Act may not thereafter change to opting for inclusion in the retirement pension system under the Labor Pension Act.

Q3: When shall foreign professionals with permanent residence who are employed after the enforcement of this Act be included in the retirement pension system under the Labor Pension Act?
A3:

1. Those who have been approved for permanent residence before the employment shall be included from the date of employment.
2. Those who are approved for permanent residence after the employment shall be included from the date of approval.
3. Foreign professionals with permanent residence who are employed after the enforcement of this Act shall not opt to be included in the retirement pension system under the Labor Standards Act.

Contact Ministry of Labor for more information.

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