In the case of a special fixed-term contract for a term of more than three years, a worker may, after expiration of three years, terminate the contract by giving notice to his employer thirty days in advance.
In the case of a worker terminating a non-fixed term contract, the provisions of Paragraph one of Article 16 pertaining to the prescribed time limit for serving advance notice shall apply
Where an employer terminates a labor contract pursuant to provisions of Article 11 or the conditions provisions of Article 13, the terms described below shall govern the prescribed time limit for serving advance notice:
1. Where a worker has continuously worked for more than three months but less than one year, the notice shall be given 10 days in advance.
2. Where a worker has continuously worked for more than one year but less than three years, the notice shall be given 20 days in advance.
3. Where a worker has continuously worked for more than three years, the notice shall be given 30 days in advance.
After receiving the advance notice referred to in the preceding paragraph, a worker may, during hours of work, ask for leave of absence for the purpose of finding a new job. Such leave of absence may not exceed two work days per week. Wages shall be paid during such leave of absence.
Where an employer terminates the contract without serving an advance notice within the time limit prescribed in the first paragraph of this Article, he shall pay the worker wages for the advance notice period.
Under any of the following circumstances, a worker may terminate a labor contract without prior notice:
1. Where an employer misrepresents any fact at the time of his signing of a labor contract in a manner which might mislead his worker and cause him to sustain damage therefrom.
2. Where an employer, his family member or his agent commits violence or extends gross insults at his worker.
3. Where the work specified in the contract has the danger of ruining the health of a worker, and the situation has not been ameliorated after an employer has been advised to make improvements.
4. Where an employer, his agent, or other worker has contracted infectious diseases having the danger of contagion.
5. Where an employer does not make wage payments according to the terms of the labor contract, or does not give sufficient work to a piece- rate worker.
6. Where an employer violates the provisions of a labor contract or labor laws and regulations liable to sustain damage to the rights and interests of a worker.
Where a worker desires to terminate a labor contract pursuant to subparagraphs (1) and (6) of the preceding paragraph, he shall do so within 30 days from the date he becomes aware of the particular situation.
Under circumstances specified in subparagraphs (2) and (4) of paragraph one, a worker may not terminate the labor contract when an employer has discharged his agent, or has discharged or sent those with contagious diseases to hospital for medical treatment.
The provision of Article 17 shall apply mutatis when a labor contract is terminated under the present Article.