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Asking foreign caregivers to walk dogs incurs fine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employers in Taiwan have been warned that if they ask foreign caregivers to engage in work not related to care, they risk being fined. According to Taipei's Departm...

Taiwan employers warned against hiring foreign students illegally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given that many students will seek short-term jobs during the winter vacation to make extra money, Taipei City’s Department of Labor has reminded employers they need...

Taiwan mulls relaxing 12-year limit for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) said Wednesday that a trans-ministerial discussion is taking place to determine whether the country should break away from ...

Taiwan employers face fine if caught providing shoddy dorms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor on Tuesday (Dec. 15) announced a draft amendment that will fine employers and labor brokers if they fail to ensure that migrant workers are provided ...

Taiwanese broker indicted for trafficking of migrant fishermen

Prosecutors in Yilan County have filed human trafficking charges against a Taiwanese labor broker and two others for allegedly contracting migrant fishermen using fake employment applications, and the...

Taiwanese company fined for sharing migrant workers with other factories

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A metal manufacturing company in New Taipei City has been slapped with a NT$1.11 million (US$38,861) fine for dispatching its own migrant workers to three other factories....

Taiwan opens its livestock industry to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has agreed to open the country’s livestock industry to migrant workers in order to solve the industry’s labor short...

Taiwanese employers who dock migrant worker wages can face NT$300,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday reminded the public that employers and labor brokers face heavy fines if they are found ...

Taiwan allows migrant worker employers to extend contracts amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (June 9) announced that employers of migrant workers can apply to extend their contracts by three months amid the Wuhan coronavirus ...

Taiwan organizations call for illegal migrant worker amnesty

Several organizations called for an amnesty for illegal migrant workers in Taiwan on Wednesday (March 4), saying that excluding them from the epidemic prevention system amid the COVID-19 coronavirus o...

Companies in Taiwan begin to furlough employees due to impact of Wuhan coronavirus

AIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreak is taking a toll on Taiwan’s economy as furloughs have been reported in three major cities in Taiwan. The Labor Affairs Bureau of the Tainan ...

Employers must provide masks to migrant workers in Taiwan during outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is mandatory that employers provide surgical masks to migrant laborers in Taiwan whose employment as caregivers necessitates visits to hospitals or other medical instit...

66% of Taiwan's office workers to vote in 2020 elections: poll

As Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections draw near, 66 percent of office workers said they will vote on Jan. 11, according to a survey released Monday by online job bank yes123. ...

3 people sentenced to prison in case of 'missing' Vietnamese tourists

Three people were sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to hide Vietnamese tourists and secure illegal employment for them in Taiwan shortly after the visitors entered the country last year. Th...

Labor ministry, agencies discuss migrant worker service fees

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday hosted a meeting of labor groups and employment agencies to resolve their differences in opinion regarding service fees for migrant workers who wish to renew t...