HR Strange But True!
January 24, 2002

In many Asian countries, drinking away the night with the boss or clients is a big step to success in business. But what to do for that morning-after hangover?

South Korea, where corporate culture is especially dedicated to late-night carousing, now offers this remedy: Take an aspirin, then consider applying for worker's compensation.

Under a new insurance system there, ilnesses caused by work-related drinking are to be treated as industrial accidents, according to the International Herald Tribune, which cites Agence France-Presse in Seoul as its source.

"If work-related drinking causes serious health problems, you'll be covered," a Labor Ministry official was quoted as saying.

If somebody has a liver disease from drinking with the boss, he or she will also be covered, he said, adding that the ministry was drawing up detailed standards on industrial accidents.

Source: International Herald Tribune

TGIF - It's HR
Strange But True
Get your weekend off to a great start with your own copy of HR Strange But True e-mailed to you each Friday as part of the HR Daily Advisor, absolutely free. Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories provided by HR Strange But True as well as a daily tip from the award winning HR Daily Advisor. Just enter your e-mail address and click "Go."
'HR Strange But True' Archive
View past articles by month and year
Copyright � 2016 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: