Taiwan employers must disclose salary in job ads for positions paying under NT$40,000

New regulations effective Nov. 30 will subject employers in violation of the law to fines between NT$60,000 and NT$300,000

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(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Employers in Taiwan will now be required to disclose salary ranges for positions offering less than NT$40,000 (US$1,286) monthly salary, or they risk a minimum fine of NT$60,000 (US$1,928), with fines as high as NT$300,000 (US$9,642) possible, according to the Ministry of Labor.

An amendment to the Employment Service Act (就業服務法) stipulating that recruitment information for job applicants must disclose salary amounts for positions with monthly pay of less than NT$40,000, will come into effect tomorrow, Nov. 30, 2018.

The law was amended to ensure information transparency regarding regular earnings in Taiwan. This will help improve communication between job seekers and employers while making talent recruitment more efficient, noted MOL.

Individuals interested in learning about appropriate salary ranges for particular industries are advised to visit the websites for “Salary Survey by Category” and “Salary Overview and New Graduate Guide.”

Employers are urged to disclose relevant information, either through job banks or advertisements, to avoid incurring fines. For inquiries, call the MOL customer hotline at 02-89956000.