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MINIMUM WAGE ACT

Act No. 3927, Dec. 31, 1986

Amended by Act No. 4575, Aug. 5, 1993

Act No. 5474, Dec. 24, 1997

Act No. 5888, Feb. 8, 1999

Act No. 6278, Oct. 23, 2000

Act No. 7563, May 31, 2005

Act No. 7827, Dec. 30, 2005

Act No. 8372, Apr. 11, 2007

Act No. 8818, Dec. 27, 2007

Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008

Act No. 10339, jun. 4, 2010

Act No. 11278, Feb. 1, 2012

Act No. 14900, Sep. 19, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to stabilize employees’ life and to improve the quality of the labor force by guaranteeing a certain minimum level of wages to employees, thereby contributing to the sound development of the national economy.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 2 (Definition)
The terms "employee", "employer" and "wages" in this Act mean employee, employer and wages prescribed in Article 2 of the Labor Standards Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 3 (Scope of Application)
(1) This Act shall apply to all kinds of businesses or workplaces which employ employees (hereinafter referred to as "business"): Provided, That this Act shall not apply to businesses which only employs relatives living together with the employer and to persons employed for housekeeping.
(2) This Act shall not apply to seamen subject to the Seafarers Act and to ship owners employing such seamen.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
CHAPTER II MINIMUM WAGE
 Article 4 (Criteria for Determination and Classification of Minimum Wage)
(1) The minimum wage shall be determined taking into account the cost of living of employees, the wages of similar employees, the labor productivity and the distribution of income, etc. In such cases, the minimum wage may be determined by type of business.
(2) The classification by type of business under paragraph (1) shall be determined by the Minister of Employment and Labor subject to the deliberation by the Minimum Wage Council under Article 12. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 5 (Minimum Wage Amount)
(1) The minimum wage (referring to the smallest amount of wage set out in law; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall be expressed in hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly terms. In such cases, where the minimum wage is determined in daily, weekly, or monthly terms, the amount shall also be expressed as an hourly rate.
(2) The minimum wage different from that set forth in paragraph (1) may be offered to a person for whom three months have not passed since the beginning of his/her probation at work under a one-year or longer employment contract, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That this shall not apply to those engaged in simple labor falling under any of the job categories determined and publicly announced by the Minister of Employment and Labor. <Amended by Act No. 14900, Sep. 19, 2017>
(3) Where wages are usually fixed on a piecework basis or in any other similar manner, and where it is deemed inappropriate to determine the minimum wage in the manner prescribed in paragraph (1), the minimum wage may be determined separately for each piecework, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 5-2 (Conversion of Wages for Application of Minimum Wage)
Where the unit period used to determine the wage of an employee subject to the minimum wage is different from the unit period used to determine the minimum wage under Article 5 (1), the methods to calculate the wage of the relevant employee on the basis of the unit period of the minimum wage shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 6 (Effect of Minimum Wage)
(1) An employer shall pay employees covered by the minimum wage, at least the minimum wage amount or more.
(2) No employer may lower the previous wage level on the ground of the minimum wage determined under this Act.
(3) Where a labor contract between an employer and an employee covered by the minimum wage provides for a wage below the minimum wage amount, the relevant stipulation concerning the wage shall be null and void and the invalidated part shall be considered to stipulate that the same wage as the minimum wage amount determined under this Act shall be paid.
(4) No wage falling under any of the following subparagraphs shall be included in the wages referred to in paragraphs (1) and (3): <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
1. Wages, other than those paid regularly once or more often each month, which are determined by the Minister of Employment and Labor;
2. Wages, other than those paid for the contractual working hours under Article 2 (1) 7 of the Labor Standards Act (hereinafter referred to as "contractual working hours") or the contractual working days, which are determined by the Minister of Employment and Labor;
3. Other wages determined separately by the Ministry of Labor as inappropriate to be included in the minimum wage amount.
(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (4), the scope of wages included in the minimum wage of drivers in taxi transport business pursuant to Article 3 of the Passenger Transport Service Act and subparagraph 3 (c) of Article 3 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act shall be wages prescribed by Presidential Decree other than the wages calculated on the basis of the output.
(6) Paragraphs (1) and (3) shall not oblige any employer to pay wages for the hours or days which an employee has not worked due to any of the following reasons:
1. Where an employee has not worked the contractual working hours or contractual working days due to the employee’s own reason;
2. Where an employer has not let an employee work the contractual working hours or contractual working days for a justifiable reason.
(7) In cases of performing a project on a piecework basis, when a person awarded the contract pays employees wages below the minimum wage amount due to any reason for which the person awards the contract is liable, both the persons who awards and is awarded the contract shall be jointly and severally liable therefor.
(8) The scope of reasons a person who awards a contract is liable for referred to in paragraph (7) shall be as follows:
1. An act of a contractor which sets the unit price of labor costs below the minimum wage when entering into the contract;
2. An act of a contractor which lowers the unit price of labor costs below the minimum wage during the term of the contract.
(9) Where a project is performed under a contract for work made twice or more, "person who awards the contract" in paragraph (7) and "person who awards the contract" in paragraphs (7) and (8) shall be deemed "subcontractor" and "immediate upper tier contractor (a person directly awards the contract to the subcontractor)", respectively.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 7 (Exclusion from Application of Minimum Wage)
Article 6 shall not apply to any of the following persons for whom the employer has obtained permission from the Minister of Employment and Labor, as prescribed by Presidential Decree: <Amended by Act No.10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
1. An employee with a very limited working capacity due to a mental or physical handicap;
2. Other employees to whom it is deemed inappropriate to apply the minimum wage.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
CHAPTER III DETERMINATION OF MINIMUM WAGE
 Article 8 (Determination of Minimum Wage)
(1) The Minister of Employment and Labor shall determine the minimum wage by August 5 of every year. In making a determination, the Minister of Employment and Labor shall request deliberation by the Minimum Wage Council under Article 12 (hereinafter referred to as the "Council") as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and shall determine the minimum wage according to the minimum wage proposal which has been deliberated and decided by the Minimum Wage Council. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(2) The Council shall deliberate on the minimum wage and submit a minimum wage proposal to the Minister of Employment and Labor within 90 days after receiving a request thereof from the Minister of Employment and Labor under the latter part of paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(3) If the Minister of Employment and Labor deems it difficult to determine a minimum wage according to the minimum wage proposal which is deliberated and submitted by the Council under paragraph (2), the Minister of Employment and Labor may request, within 20 days, the Council to redeliberate on the proposal for a period of ten days or more, indicating the reasons for such request. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(4) The Council shall, upon receiving a redeliberation request under paragraph (3), redeliberate on the proposal and submit the result thereof to the Minister of Employment and Labor within the prescribed period. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(5) If the Council redecides, in making a redeliberation under paragraph (4), the initial minimum wage proposal in paragraph (2) with attendance of a majority of all members and by a concurrent vote of 2/3 of the members present, the Minister of Employment and Labor shall decide the minimum wage according to the proposal. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 9 (Raising of Objection to Minimum Wage Proposal)
(1) When the minimum wage proposal is submitted to the Minister of Employment and Labor by the Council under Article 8 (2), the Minister of Employment and Labor shall publish the proposal, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(2) If a representative of employees or employers has any objection against the minimum wage proposal published under paragraph (1), the representative may raise an objection to the Minister of Employment and Labor, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, within ten days after the minimum wage proposal is published. In such cases, the scope of a representative of employees or employers shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(3) If the Minister of Employment and Labor deems an objection filed under paragraph (2), to be reasonable, the Minister shall request the Council to redeliberate on the minimum wage proposal under Article 8 (3), with the contents of the objection specified. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(4) With respect to the minimum wage proposal on which a redeliberation request has been made under paragraph (3), the Minister of Employment and Labor shall not determine the minimum wage until the Council submits a proposal redeliberated on and decided under Article 8 (4). <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 10 (Publication of Minimum Wage and Taking Effect)
(1) When the Minister of Employment and Labor determines the minimum wage, the Minister shall publish its contents without delay. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(2) The minimum wage published under paragraph (1) shall enters into force beginning on January 1 of the next year: Provided, That the Minister of Employment and Labor may, if deems it necessary, may determine a separate effective date according to each type of business, taking into consideration the wage bargaining period, etc. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 11 (Obligation to Give Notice)
Any employer to whom the minimum wage applies shall inform the employees of the relevant minimum wage by displaying it at a conspicuous place or by using other appropriate means, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
CHAPTER IV MINIMUM WAGE COUNCIL
 Article 12 (Establishment of Minimum Wage Council)
The Minimum Wage Council shall be established with the Ministry of Labor for the deliberation of minimum wage and other important matters related thereto. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 13 (Functions of Council)
The Council shall perform the following functions: <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
1. Deliberation or redeliberation on the minimum wage;
2. Deliberation on classification by type of business to which the minimum wage is applicable;
3. Research and suggestions for the development of the minimum wage system;
4. Deliberation on other important matters referred by the Minister of Employment and Labor as related to the minimum wage.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 14 (Composition, etc. of Council)
(1) The Council shall be comprised of the following members:
1. Members who represent employees (hereinafter referred to as "employee members"): Nine members;
2. Members who represent employers (hereinafter referred to as "employer members"): Nine members;
3. Members who represent the public interest (hereinafter referred to as "public interest members"): Nine members.
(2) The Council shall have two permanent members, who are to become public interest members.
(3) The term of office of a member shall be three years, and the consecutive appointment may be permitted.
(4) Where a vacancy occurs, the term of office of any members filling the vacancy shall be the remaining period of his/her predecessor''s term.
(5) On the expiration of a term of office, a member shall continue to perform his/her duties until his/her successor is appointed or commissioned.
(6) Matters necessary for qualifications, appointment, commission, etc. of members shall be determined by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 15 (Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson)
(1) The Council shall have one Chairperson and one Vice-Chairperson.
(2) The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson shall be elected by the Council from among the public interest members.
(3) The Chairperson shall exercise overall control over affairs of the Council and represent the Council.
(4) When the Chairperson is unable to perform his/her duties due to unavoidable reasons, the Vice-Chairperson shall act on behalf of the Chairperson.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 16 (Special Members)
(1) The Council may appoint three or less special members from among the public officials of relevant administrative agencies.
(2) Special members may attend and speak at meetings of the Council.
(3) Matters necessary for qualifications, commission, etc. of special members shall be determined by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 17 (Meetings)
(1) Meetings of the Council shall be convoked by the Chairperson in any of the following cases: <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
1. Where the Minister of Employment and Labor requests the convocation of a meeting;
2. Where not less than 1/3 of all the members request the convocation of a meeting;
3. Where the Chairperson deems necessary to convoke a meeting.
(2) The Chairman shall preside over meetings of the Council.
(3) Except as otherwise provided for in this Act, the meeting of the Council shall make a decision with attendance of a majority of all members and by a concurrent vote of a majority of members present.
(4) For decision-making under paragraph (3), the Council shall have attendance of not less than 1/3 of employee and employer members, respectively: Provided, That the same shall not apply to cases where employee or employer members fail to attend without justifiable reasons even after the issuance of two or more summons.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 18 (Hearing of Opinion)
If deemed necessary to perform its duties, the Council may hear the opinion of the employees, employers and other relevant persons.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 19 (Establishment of Technical Committee)
(1) If deemed necessary, the Council may establish a technical committee by type of business or specific matter.
(2) A technical committee shall perform the functions prescribed in any of the subparagraphs of Article 13, with part of the Council''s authority delegated.
(3) A technical committee shall be comprised of an equal number of members, each not exceeding five employee, employer, and public interest members, respectively.
(4) Matters concerning the operation, etc. of the Council under Articles 14 (3) through (6), 15, 17 and 18 shall apply mutatis mutandis to a technical committee. In such cases, the "Council" shall be deemed a "technical committee," respectively.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 20 (Secretariat)
(1) The secretariat shall be established with the Council for the purposes of managing its affairs.
(2) The secretariat may have three or less researchers for the investigation and research of technical matters necessary for deliberation on minimum wages, etc.
(3) Matters necessary for qualification, appointment and allowance of researchers, and the organization and operation of the secretariat shall be determined by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 21 (Allowance, etc. of Members)
Any member of the Council or technical committees may be paid allowance and travel expenses, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 22 (Operational Regulations)
The Council may enact regulations concerning the operation of the Council and technical committees to the extent that the regulations do not violate this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
CHAPTER V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 23 (Survey of Living Expenses, Wage Conditions, etc.)
Each year, the Minister of Employment and Labor shall survey the living expenses, actual wage conditions, etc. of employees. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 24 (Support by Government)
The Government shall make its best effort to furnish the relevant data and to give any other necessary assistance to employees and employers in order to ensure the efficient application of the minimum wage system.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 25 (Reports)
The Minister of Employment and Labor may request employees or employers to report on matters relating to wages, within the scope necessary for the enforcement of this Act. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 26 (Authority of Labor Inspector)
(1) The Minister of Employment and Labor shall have a labor inspector take charge of the matters relating to the enforcement of this Act, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(2) In order to exercise the authority prescribed in paragraph (1), a labor inspector may enter workplaces, demand presentation of accounting books and documents, inspect other articles, and request relevant persons any question.
(3) A labor inspector who enters workplaces and conducts inspection under paragraph (2) shall carry with him/her an identification card indicating his/her status, and present it to relevant persons.
(4) A labor inspector shall discharge the duties of a judicial police officer, as prescribed by the Act on the Persons Performing the Duties of Judicial Police Officials and the Scope of their Duties, on any crime committed in violation of this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 26-2 (Delegation of Authority)
Part of the authority of the Minister of Employment and Labor under this Act may be delegated to the head of a district labor office, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 27 Deleted. <by Act No. 8364, Mar. 21, 2008>
CHAPTER VI PENALTY PROVISIONS
 Article 28 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) A person who has paid to one’s employee a wage below the minimum wage amount or reduced previously-awarded wages in line with the minimum wage rates, in violation of Article 6 (1) or (2) shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than three years or by a fine not exceeding 20 million won. In such cases, both the imprisonment with labor and fine may be imposed concurrently. <Amended by Act No. 11278, Feb. 1, 2012>
(2) Notwithstanding the corrective order issued by a labor inspector instructing a contractor to fulfill a joint and several liability after such liability came into existence as prescribed in Article 6 (7), where such person failed to fulfill such liability within the time limit for correction, he or she shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than two years or by a fine not exceeding 10 million won. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11278, Feb. 1, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 29 Deleted. <by Act No. 5888, Feb. 8, 1999>
 Article 30 (Joint Penalty Provisions)
(1) If a representative of a corporation, or agent, employee or other servant of a corporation commits an offence under Article 28 in connection with the business of the corporation, not only shall such offender be punished, but also the corporation shall be punished by a fine under the relevant provisions.
(2) If a representative of an individual, or agent, employee or other servant of an individual commits an offence under Article 28 in connection with the business of the individual, not only shall such offender be punished, but also the individual shall be punished by a fine under the relevant provisions.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
 Article 31 (Administrative Fines)
(1) A person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding one million won:
1. A person who fails to inform employees of the relevant minimum wage through appropriate means prescribed in Article 11, in violation of the same Article;
2. A person who fails to report on the matters related to wages under Article 25 or make a false report;
3. A person who refuses, interferes with or evades a demand or inspection by a labor inspector under Article 26 (2) or falsely answers a question.
(2) Administrative fines under paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Employment and Labor, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(3) A person dissatisfied with the disposition of an administrative fine under paragraph (2) may raise an objection to the Minister of Employment and Labor within 30 days after the person receives the notice of imposition. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(4) Where a person who has been punished by an administrative fine under paragraph (2) raises an objection under paragraph (3), the Minister of Employment and Labor shall immediately notify the competent court, which in turn shall proceed to a trial on the administrative fine pursuant to the Non-Contentious Case Litigation Procedure Act. <Amended by Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
(5) Where neither an objection is raised nor an administrative fine paid within the period under paragraph (3), the administrative fine shall be collected in the same manner as delinquent national taxes are collected.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning First Determination of Minimum Wage)
(1) For the determination of the minimum wage to be applied for the first time after the enforcement of this Act, the Minister of Labor shall compose the Council by June 30, 1987 and request the Council to deliberate on the minimum wage on July 1, 1987.
(2) Notwithstanding Article 8 (2), upon receipt of the deliberation request under paragraph (1), the Council shall deliberate on the minimum wage proposal and submit it to the Minister of Labor within 120 days.
(3) Notwithstanding Articles 8 (1) and 10 (1), the Minister of Employment and Labor shall, upon receiving the minimum wage proposal from the Council under paragraph (2), determine and publish the minimum wage by December 15, 1987.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4575, Aug. 5, 1993>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1994.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Minimum Wage) The minimum wage determined by the previous provisions at the time this Act takes effect, and applicable on or after January 1, 1994, shall have the effect on or before August 31, 1994.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5474, Dec. 24, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1999.
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5888, Feb. 8, 1999>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures on Penal Provisions) The application of the penal provisions to the acts committed before this Act enters into force, shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6278, Oct. 23, 2000>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Projects to Which This Act Newly Applies) With regard to the wages of an employee engaged in a project to which this Act newly applies when this Act enters into force, the minimum wage shall apply to the wage for a work which the employee carries out after this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7563, May 31, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 2005: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 5 (2) 2 shall enter into force on January 1, 2007; paragraph (3) of the Addenda shall enter into force on July 1, 2005.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Minimum Wage) The minimum wage determined pursuant to the previous provisions at the time when this Act takes effect on September 1, 2005 shall have the effect on or before December 31, 2006.
(3) (Preservation of Minimum Wage following Shortening of Working Hours) Where contractual working hours are reduced on the grounds of the amended provisions of Article 49 (1) of the Labor Standards Act (Act No. 6974), an employer shall be prohibited from paying the wages subject to the application of a minimum wage below the amount obtained by multiplying the contractual working hours before reduction by the minimum hourly wage rate applied at the time such hours are reduced: Provided, That where contractual working hours are reduced by more than four hours per week, the excess working hours may be subtracted from the contractual working hours before reduction.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 7827, Dec. 30, 2005>
This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 2006.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8372, Apr. 11, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 17 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8818, Dec. 27, 2007>
The enforcement date of this Act shall be as follows:
1. A Special Metropolitan City and a Metropolitan City under Article 2 (1) 1 of the Local Autonomy Act: July 1, 2009;
2. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and a Si under Article 2 (1) 2 of the Local Autonomy Act: July 1, 2010;
3. Areas other than those under subparagraphs 1 and 2: July 1, 2012.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8964, Mar. 21, 2008>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the enforcement date of the amended provisions of Article 6 (5) shall be as follows:
1. A Special Metropolitan City and a Metropolitan City under Article 2 (1) 1 of the Local Autonomy Act: July 1, 2009;
2. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and a Si under Article 2 (1) 2 of the Local Autonomy Act: July 1, 2010;
3. Areas other than those under subparagraphs 1 and 2: July 1, 2012.
(2) Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11278, Feb. 1, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2012.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14900, Sep. 19, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Amount of Minimum Wage)
The amended provisions of Article 5 (2) shall begin to apply to the first employment contract concluded after this Act enters into force.