Legislation & Government Relations Consulting Center 2023-01-04
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Weekly Legislative Report (For the week of December 26, 2022 – December 30, 2022)

As the first-ever Korean law firm to issue specialized legislative journals, DR & AJU LLC has been publishing the monthly Policy & Business (P&B) Report since August 2019. The P&B Report provides analyses of plenary sessions of the National Assembly, as well as standing committee and subcommittee meetings. In addition, the firm has been co-hosting the Future Leaders Forum with the Herald Business, inviting chairpersons of standing committees to discuss relevant legislative issues and tasks.

As an extension of this service, DR & AJU has also been issuing the Weekly Legislative Report, which covers various legal issues at the center of public debate along with editorials and columns on the Serious Accidents Punishment Act (“SAPA”) from major daily news outlets. The report will be released with an update on newly proposed or pending bills. Enclosed is this week’s legislative report, and please refer to the P&B Report for further details.

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1. Proposed Bill(s)

① Partial Amendment to the Trade Union and Labor Relations Adjustment Act

This Amendment stipulates that to qualify as a trade union's auditor, the person must have a legal qualification, such as being a certified public accountant. This Amendment also requires trade unions of large enterprises and public enterprises with 300 or more employees to submit accounting data to administrative authorities.

② Partial Amendment to the Energy Use Rationalization Act

This Amendment mandates the installation of an energy storage system (“ESS”) in public sector buildings and prescribes the mandatory installation ratio of the reuse energy storage system (“R-ESS”).

2. Pending Bill(s)

③ Partial Amendment to the Trade Union and Labor Relations Adjustment Act

This Amendment prohibits claims for damage against workers or trade unions for collective bargaining and industrial actions of trade unions, unless it is direct damage caused by acts of violence or destruction. This Amendment also expands the Act’s scope of application to include subcontractors, workers in special employment types, freelancers, platform workers, etc.

3. Promulgated Bill(s)

④ Enforcement Decree of the Clean Air Conservation Act

This Enforcement Decree requires companies that fail to sell lowemission motor vehicles such as electric vehicles (“EVs”) and fuel cell electric vehicles (“FCEVs”) at the government-set mandatory ratio to pay up to 1% of the sales as contributions starting next year.

4. Bill(s) Undergoing Pre-Announcement of Legislation/Administration

⑤ Partial Amendment to the Civil Act (Bill)

This Bill specifies the right of celebrities as well as ordinary people, including YouTubers and influencers, to use their faces, names, voices, etc., for profit-making.
5. Serious Accidents Punishment Act ("SAPA") Related Editorials and Columns from Major Dailies

[The Herald Business] The MOEL Releases a List of 723 "Workplaces of Death" in Violation of the Duty to Prevent Industrial Accidents
[The Hankyoreh] Business Circles Insist on the Abolition of the SAPA, Supported by Surveys on Companies
[Maeil Business News] Eight out of Ten Companies Say "The SAPA Needs to be Revised"
[Kukmin Ilbo] Unconstitutionality of the SAPA … "It Will Get Better If Precedents and Court Decisions Accumulate"

*For more details, please download the PDF file attached.