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New standards for migrant workers make it easier to change employers

New standards for migrant workers make it easier to change employers

The waiting period for migrant workers transferring employers will be greatly shortened and the chances of their finding new employers will be increased based on new standards that will come into force tomorrow, the Council of Labor Affairs (勞委會) announced yesterday.
The amended standards governing foreign migrant workers transferring jobs will become effective February 29, with several new regulations that are expected to benefit migrant workers.
The new standards state that as long as consensus is reached among the migrant worker, the old and new employers, or between the new employer and a migrant worker whose old contract has been discontinued because of faults on the part of the old employer, the new employer can skip the step of registering with the employment service center and apply for transfer of the migrant worker directly to the CLA.
"It will shorten the waiting time for migrant workers to find new employers, " a CLA official said, adding that in order to increase the opportunities for migrant workers to transfer to new employers, they can change their jobs from one industry to another, from one region to another and their employment can be continued by new employers who have a recruitment permit or are qualified to hire migrant workers.
According to the new standards, migrant workers will have up to 60 days, as opposed to the original six weeks at most, to find new employers before having to leave.
Information can be obtained from the Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training at http://www.evta.gov.tw, or by calling (02) 8590- 2320.


Updated : 2021-05-11 07:04 GMT+08:00