This EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT has been made this date, _____________, by and between ____
_____ existing under the laws of the Republic of Korea and having its principal
office at ___________________ (hereinafter called 'Employer' ): and ____________,
a citizen of ________________________ whose domicile is at _______________________________
(hereinafter referred to as 'Employee' ).|
Each English language instructor recruited and approved by Employer to teach English language shall be directly employed by Employer under an employment agreement between Employer and each such particular instructor. The Employer and Employee, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein, agree as follows:
1. EMPLOYMENT OF EMPLOYEE
1.1. Employer hereby employs Employee to teach English language in the form and manner and under the terms and conditions set forth here in this Agreement.
1.2. Employee hereby accepts employment from Employer to teach English language in the form and manner and under the terms and conditions set forth here in this Agreement.
2. PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
2.1. Employee will be employed to teach English language at the address of the principal office as above (hereinafter referred to as 'Place of Employment' ).
2.2. As further provided hereinbelow, Employee may be required or requested to teach English language outside and apart from the Place of Employment. In such cases, Employee will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred beyond those expenses normally incurred in travel from the Employee's residence to the Place of Employment.
3. DUTIES OF EMPLOYEE
3.1. During the terms of this Agreement, Employee will accept the instructions of the academic director of the institute, and will carry out the Employee's teaching duties and simple administrative assignments concerned with the teaching.
3.2. During the terms of this Agreement, Employee will be required to teach English language for _____ hours each week.
4. COMPENSATION AND OTHER TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEE
Employer will pay Employee the total aggregate monthly salary of _________ during the contract period. The monthly salary can be renegotiated in case that the contract is renewed. Korean income taxes will be borne half by Employer and half by Employee.
Employee will observe all national holidays marked on the Korean calendar.
Employer will provide furnished living accommodation for Employee. The accommodation may be a one-room apartment which has its own kitchen sink and bathroom. The accommodation may also be in a two or three-bedroorn apartment, or in a two or three-bedroom house. ln the latter cases, each Employee will have a private bedroom and may share a kitchen and bathroom.
Utilities and telephone charges for the accommodation will be paid by Employee. Employee will bear his/her own food expenses.
Employer will provide Employee with an economy class air ticket or an equivalent amount in cash for passage to Korea. In the event that Employee completes the full contract period, Employer will provide Employee with a return ticket or an equivalent amount in cash for passage to the U.S.
If Employee continues employment beyond the first year, the return ticket or the cash will be given when Employee completes the subsequent contract period(s). Employee who does not complete his/her first year contract is not given the return air ticket.
4.5. Health Insurance
Employee will be covered by medical benefits under the Korean Medical Insurance Union, a governmental health organization. The costs of this coverage will be borne half by Employer and half by Employee.
5. TERMS OF AGREEMENT
This Agreement is valid from the first day (_________) of instruction at _________________, and is good through _____________. This Agreement can be continued with the agreement of both parties.
6. DISMISSAL OR VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION
6.1. Employer will have the right to dismiss Employee for clear and frequent neglect of his/her duties under this Agreement, including but not limited to, frequent absences from the Place of Employment without approval of the academic director of the institute or good reason therefor, or for manifest inability to perform his/her duties under this Agreement. Employer will also have the right to terminate this Agreement in the event that Employee is publicly charged for criminal conduct or that Employee wilfully commits a damaging act to Employer.
6.2. In the event that Employee is dismissed for any of the reasons set forth in 6.1 hereinabove or for any of the reasons set forth hereinbelow, or in the event that Employee voluntarily resigns prior to the termination of the term of this Agreement, Employer will not be obligated to pay the cost of return transportation for Employee. Employer may also require Employee to reimburse Employer for costs of airfare from Employee's point of origin to Korea. If Employee leaves after six months, Employee will be obliged to pay only return airfare although the full year is not completed.
6.3. In the case that this Agreement is forced to terminate for some unforeseen reasons by Employee, a written notice must be provided to Employer at least seventy(70) days in advance of the termination. Should Employee fail to provide an adequate and timely written notice, or Employee voluntarily resigns before six(6) months, Employee agrees to meet the expenses incurred to Employer for hiring a replacement instructor.
Employee hereby agrees that he/she will not undertake any teaching duties or employment with any persons or organizations other than Employer without prior written approval from Employer of the specific employment contemplated by Employee.
8. GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
This Agreement will be interpreted according to the internal laws of the Republic of Korea. A competent court in the Republic of Korea will have jurisdiction in regard to any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with, this Agreement.
Employer and Employee have executed this Agreement on the date indicated below. Intending to be legally bound hereto, Employer and Employee have appended their signatures.