The amendment to the Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave ("Act"), etc. was enacted on March 31, 2017. Starting in October 2017, this amendment will allow for a worker to extend the period of child care leave until his or her child reaches two (2) years of age, if the child is unable to enter into a nursery school. Until the amendment takes effect in October, the Act allows for a worker to extend the leave period until a child reaches one and a half (1.5) years of age.

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