Basically Korean labor Law doesn’t regulate employee’s having concurrent and/or additional job. However, most employment agreements(EA) prohibit employees from having additional jobs. So there have been many cases where employers fire employees based on his or her breach of prohibition of additional job clause in EA.
In this regard, the court’s standpoint is that as having additional job is a matter of privacy based on employee’s individual capabilities, it is not tolerable for the employers to ban totally every additional jobs which have no impediment to his basic job.
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