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Workers in the Construction Industry are Exposed to High Risks of Occupational Accidents. To Protect the Workers, Employers Should Remember to Complete Enrollments in Time.

Workers of construction industries are exposed to high risks of occupational accidents. Incidents such as fall hazards are reported frequently. As an important reminder, the BLI urges all the business entities engaged in the construction business to enroll their employees to the labor insurance, employment insurance and labor occupational accident insurance on the day they report to work, so as to ensure the work and life safety of the workers and avoid penalty.

The BLI explained that, the construction industry is featured by the multi-layer subcontracting system and high employee turnover during the construction period. Employers are therefore apt to forget the enrollment requirements. The BLI reiterates that, according to the “Employment Insurance Act” and “Labor Occupational Accident Insurance and Protection Act” (Hereinafter referred to as “Occupational Accident Insurance Act”), a business entity should compulsorily participate in the employment insurance and occupational accident insurance as an insured unit as long as it has one employee or more. The insured unit should complete the enrollment to the employment insurance and occupational accident insurance on the first day a new employee reports to work. The business entity, in the meantime, may participate in the labor insurance on a voluntary basis. Business entities with five or more employees should enroll their employees to the labor insurance, employment insurance and occupational accident insurance. In case a worker has, unfortunately, encountered an occupational accident, he/she will immediately receive the relevant occupational accident insurance benefits. The benefit payment, in the meantime, may be used to deduct the employer’s compensation obligations under the Labor Standards Act and effectively reduce labor disputes. Foremen of the construction industry, if not yet enrolled, may also enroll for himself/herself and his/her employees as a natural person employer through the special enrollment system of the Occupational Accident Insurance Act.
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Last Update:2023-08-18