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