EFL Law forum is a great source of legal information about teaching in Korea and a great place to ask legal questions in Korea. The EFL Law forum is now a pay-for service (US$50). EFL Law is now being hosted by Koreabridge and is renamed as Koreabridge job advice forums. To start a legal sub-forum we need a server to store general information about taxes, pension, labor, etc., so that may be teachers in Korea could consult that sub-forum to resolve the issues relating to immigration and labor law. There are many resources and call center numbers to contact and give a complaint based on the related issues. If we look someone into unethical practices also we can contact them and make things easier.
In every city there is an office of ministry of labor where if someone needs help in getting there wages, severance, etc., Ministry of Labor has an authority to order them to pay any salary, severance, etc., and they have an judicial authority to enforce their decision. We can contact them with the call center numbers where the ministry of labor has migrant workers center in Korea and migrant workers translation service center under them to provide services. Persons who have no time to file a complaint or await for decision of the ministry can file a complaint through a proxy where even after they leave Korea the ministry will order their employer to pay their salary to proxy and then the money will be sent to concerned persons through proxy.
Proxies can be selected as per the rule and wish of ministry of labor. They have the right to select the proxies. Sometimes foreigners can be proxies and sometimes proxies can only be Koreans. Proxies may also insist to consult a lawyer for the issues related to wages, severance, etc., where in this case their fees may be less but not in case if we consult an general attorney. The ministry of labor must be able to refer labor attorney to help the people dealing with labor issues and sometimes also to mediate strikes. We can come to a conclusion that if a person comes to Korea with a legal contract and proper working visa then their rights are protected under Korean law.
Source: Dave’s ESL Cafe Forums