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English Teachers in Korea: Where to Go for Legal Help

March 4, 2009

It’s no secret within the Korea blogosphere that your Uncle B, a corporate lawyer, doesn’t welcome phone calls and inquiries from English teachers. It’s not because I am a cold-hearted bastard—it’s because a top Korean commercial law firm serving Fortune 500 clients is not really the right tool for the job.

Rotten hagwon cram school operators, like most smaller Korean employers, are generally lawless snakes. And like any lower-order reptilian creature, hagwon owners really aren’t cowed by an attorney’s demand letter, as the law operates on a different level from the snakes. Snakes don’t read letters and aren’t persuaded by rhetoric. They do, however, respond to being struck with a sharp implement, like a hoe or rake or something.

Click Here for the Full Story (Korea Law Blog)

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