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KOREAN SAMPLE CONTRACT
This contract is made by and between__________________, an organization
formed and existing under the laws of the Republic of Korea, with
its principal place of business located in ___________________________(hereinafter,
_________________________, a person residing and existing under
the laws of ____________ (hereinafter, INSTRUCTOR).
Whereas the INSTITUTE and the INSTRUCTOR
find it appropriate to enter into this
Contract under the terms and conditions set forth below:
Article One: Definitions
i. INSTRUCTOR shall mean the English teacher
hired for the sole purpose of providing English language instruction
in the Republic of Korea for the benefit of the INSTITUTE;
ii INSTITUTE shall refer to Hyundai Language
Institute, located in Gumi, KOREA
Article Two: Appointment and Acceptance of Service
i. The INSTRUCTOR hereby agrees to teach English for the INSTITUTE,
and the INSTITUTE agrees to compensate the INSTRUCTOR for such time
devoted to English-language instruction.
Article Three: Terms
i. This contract shall come into force as
of the date this agreement is executed, and unless terminated earlier,
shall remain in force for twelve (12) consecutive months from the
date upon which the INSTRUCTOR arrives in the Republic of KOREA
Article Four: Salary
i. For the first six(6) months of this contract,
a monthly salary of one million eight hundred thousand Korean won
shall be paid for teaching hours totaling less than or equal to
thirty(30) hours per week. For the remaining six(6) months of this
contract, a monthly salary of one million nine hundred thousand
Korea won shall be paid for teaching hours totaling less than or
equal to thirty(30) hours per week.
ii. Classes will be held form Monday to Friday.
Class times are scheduled in accordance with the needs and academic
curricula of INSTITUTE. Overtime hours, defined as teaching hours
exceeding thirty (30) hours per week, shall be compensated at a
rate of fifteen thousand Korean won per hour.
iii. A bonus payment of one million eight
hundred thousand Korean won will be made to the INSTRUCTOR upon
completion of the full contractual term of twelve(12) consecutive
months of instruction at the INSTITUTE. This payment is subject
to income taxes.
iv. Pay periods begin on the first day of
each month, with remuneration given to all staff members on a common
payday with falls within the first week of the following month.
Any errors in the calculation of compensation shall be reported
to the management of the INSTITUTE within one week of the common
payday. The final installment shall be paid on the final day of
the contractual period of employment, in addition to the bonus payment.
v. Income tax will be deducted from the monthly
salary in accordance with Korean law. Income tax is currently assessed
at a rate of approximately 5%.
vi. The INSTRUCTOR shall be responsible for
making utility payments, including local and long-distance telephone
charges, hot water, and electricity.
vii. The INSTITUTE agrees to provide medical
insurance for the INSTRUCTOR through enrollment in a mandatory group
medical insurance policy. The INSTITUTE agrees to pay 50 % of the
monthly premium, and the INSTRUCTOR agrees to pay 50 % of the monthly
premium by way of a monthly salary deduction.
ix. The INSTRUCTOR shall observe only Korean
x. The INSTRUCTOR shall receive seven(7) vacation
days and beyond the national holidays observed during the currency
of this contract. Vacation days will be granted at the discretion
of the INSTITUTE, provided that the INSTRUCTOR has provided at least
ten (10) days advance notice of desired vacation time, and that
the smooth operation of the INSTITUTE would not be compromised by
the granting of vacation days at the desired time.
xi. The INSTRUCTOR shall be allowed five(5)
days of paid emergency leave upon presentation of proper notice
and proof to the INSTITUTE, only under extreme and unusual circumstances
including, but not limited to , the death or serious illness of
an immediate family member.
xii. If the INSTRUCTOR is more than ten (10)
minutes late for class without notification or excuse, on e hour
of pay may be deducted by the INSTITUTE.
xii. The INSTRUCTOR may take up to three(3)
days of paid sick leave during the currency of this contract. Unused
sick leave may NOT be converted into vacation time. When the instructor
is unable to attend class due to illness, the INSTRUCTOR shall notify
the INSTITUTE at least one hour prior to the commencement of the
class. The INSTITUTE may require a physicians’ note attesting
to the nature of the illness. If the INSTRUCTOR fails to notify
the INSTITUTE of illness, or fails to provide medical proof if required,
the INSTITUTE reserves the right to deduct one day’s pay for
each day the INSTRUCTOR is absent from work.
xiii. The INSTITUTE shall provide round-trip
economy class tickets for air travel to and from ______________to
Korea. Return tickets will be retained by the INSTITUTE and given
to the INSTRUCTOR upon completion of this contract. If the INSTRUCTOR
willfully leaves the INSTITUTE before six(6) months, the INSTRUCTOR
shall be required to reimburse the INSTITUTE for the cost of the
said tickets, in cash or by deduction from a salary payment.
xiv. The INSTITUTE shall provide a two or three bedroom apartment
or studio apartment. Two or three bedroom apartment may be shared
with a colleague or colleagues of the INSTRUCTOR, at the discretion
of the INSTITUTE. The INSTITUTE shall provide basic household furnishings
and ensure adequate living conditions.
Article Five: Duties
and Responsibilities of the INSTRUCTOR.
i. During the currency of this contract, the
INSTRUCTOR shall accept, obey, and strictly comply with the instruction,
direction, supervision, and discipline fo the Academic Director
of the INSTITUTE. Duties shall include English INSTRUCTOR at all
levels of the INSTITUTE’s academic program. Administrative
duties such as planning, attendance at staff meetings, workshops
and school-sponsored outings, and any other academic duties as may
be assigned from time to time by the Academic Director must be strictly
ii. The INSTRUCTOR shall direct and guide
students in conversational English. All teaching materials will
be provided by the INSTITUTE. The INSTRUCTOR may be assisted by
a Korean English teacher.
iii. The INSTRUCTOR shall not be permitted
to work outside the INSTITUTE without prior express written consent
from the Academic Director. For corporate classes held outside the
INSTITUTE facilities, the INSTRUCTOR shall receive fifteen thousand
Korean won per hour.
Article Six: Dismissal/Release
i. The INSTITUTE reserves the right to terminate
this contract for cause, with written notification given at least
four weeks in advance of termination, or without notification for
serious cause. The INSTITUTE agrees to give written notice of any
intention to terminate this contract at least four weeks in advance
ii. Both the INSTITUTE and the INSTRUCTOR
have the right to release from this contract under any of the following
A. The health of this INSTRUCTOR is such that
it would be demonstrably impossible to fulfill the contractual obligations;
B. Blatant misconduct by the INSTRUCTOR;
C. Violation of Korean law by the INSTRUCTOR or dependant(s)
D. War, civil strife, or other social/political disturbances deemed
by the INSTITUTE, the Korean government, or the Canadian government
through is Embassy officials, to require the INSTRUCTOR‘s
departure from the Republic of Korea.
Article Seven : Governing
i. Any controversy between the INSTRUCTOR
and the INSTITUTE regarding any term, provision, or condition set
forth in this contact shall, upon the written request of either
party served upon the other, be submitted to arbitration as governed
by Korean law. The cost of such arbitration, including attorney’s
fees, shall be borne by the losing party, or in such proportion
as the arbiter shall determine. This contract may be amended only
by an instrument in writing, signed by both parties, which expressly
refers to this contract and specifically states that it is intended
to amend it. This contract may be executed in one or more counterpart(s),
each of which shall be considered an original for all purposes related
Tentative Stating Date: _________________________
(Actual starting date is the date of arrival in Korea, which may
vary according to flight availability and visa issuance delays.
Date Signed : _____________