Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Taiwan employers exploiting loophole in requirement to disclose salary in job ads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Less than two weeks after a new law was passed requiring employers in Taiwan to disclose salary ranges for positions offering less than NT$40,000 (US$1,286) per month, reports ...

New bill seeks to draw 'mid-level' foreign workers to Taiwan with easier APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet yesterday (Nov. 29) announced a new draft act called the "New Economy Immigration Bill" which seeks to provide more incentives for "mid-level" f...

Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor to announce minimum wage draft bill on Nov. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor will promulgate the national minimum wage draft bill, which makes provision for the introduction of a mechanism and economic indexes gover...

Deputy minister resigns as Sri Lanka political crisis grows

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A deputy Cabinet minister says he has resigned from Sri Lanka's government after the appointment of a former strongman as prime minister plunged the country into a political ...

Want to run an Iraqi ministry? Apply online, PM says

BAGHDAD (AP) — Drain the swamp: it's a promise leaders around the world are making in this era of voter cynicism and political upheaval. But Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdu...

'Taiwan’s average salary is NT$50,000’ doesn’t reflect reality: Minister of Labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) recently said that the average total salary of laborers in Taiwan last year was NT$49,989 (about US$1,700), but Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-c...

Heavy rain causes flooding, sweeps away vehicles in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A torrential flood has swept through a district in the Turkish capital of Ankara, sending vehicles downstream and shocking residents. A Turkish official said the rain...

Taiwanese government to help families of migrant worker fire victims

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Efforts have been made to contact the families of migrant workers who died in a huge fire at a factory in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan late Saturday, and will offer them assistance ...

Iranian parliament begins hearing on Minister of Labor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers have begun a hearing on the labor minister's alleged mismanagement of unemployment and other government enterprises. The hearing could lead to t...

What you should know about the new amendment to Taiwan's labor law that takes effect on March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The new amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), which affects the well-being of over 15 million workers in Taiwan, will take effect on March 1. Taiwan’s new M...

Taiwan’s new minister of labor vows to enforce the labor law and protect workers’ rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Monday took over as Taiwan’s new minister of labor, saying during her address at the handover ceremony that the ministry will fully enforce the ...

What you should know about Taiwan’s new minister of labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Appointed as Taiwan’s new minister of labor in the recent cabinet reshuffle, Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) is the youngest of all the new appointees, but her new role is one of ...

Taiwan Presidential Office denies rumors of Cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Presidential Office and Executive Yuan spokespersons have both denied rumors of a planned Cabinet reshuffle involving three ministers, including labor and education minist...

Employers can be fined NT$1 million for forcing workers to take leave instead overtime pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to concerns that the new amendment to the Labor Standards Act could result in workers being forced to take compensatory leave instead of receive overtime pay, Deput...