July 28, 2016 09:33
Hyundai BNG Steel chief Chung Il-seon has been booked for making his chauffeurs work excessively long hours and assaulting them.
The Ministry of Employment and Labor on Wednesday said Chung was booked on charges of violating prescribed work hours and verbally and physically abusing his drivers.
The scion of the Hyundai family switched drivers a dozen times over the last three years. He is the oldest son of Chung Mong-woo, a son of Hyundai Group founder Chung Ju-yung.
He is said to have given his drivers a 140-page manual, which included instructions such as: "When told to drive quickly, the priority should be to reach the destination without any regard to traffic lights, lanes, speed cameras and bus-only lanes."
At the slightest violation of the manual Chung allegedly turned nasty.
Investigators say that Chung changed drivers 12 times since 2014 and made 10 of them work 70 to 80 hours a week excluding rest and meal times, way more than the permissible maximum of 52 hours.
Chung allegedly hit one of the drivers in the face with his briefcase.
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