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...

Japanese, Americans make up most of Taiwan’s foreign white-collar workforce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese account for the lion’s share of Taiwan’s foreign workforce when it comes to specialized or technical work, followed by Americans, according to the lat...

More Vietnamese arrested for trafficking migrant workers to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five Vietnamese have been detained by the country's Ministry of Public Security in a case linked to the trafficking of 152 tourists in Taiwan late last year, it was announc...

Taiwan arrests 22 illegal Vietnamese working in underground construction site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 22 Vietnamese nationals suspected of working in Taiwan illegally were arrested in a raid on a construction site in Hsinchu County on March 14 and could now face...

Vietnamese spa owner threatens cops with knife after Indonesian masseuse arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Vietnamese owner of a spa in New Taipei City yesterday (March 5) angrily threatened police officers with a knife after she found out that her Indonesian employee was being ...

Nude Vietnamese tourist caught hiding in closet during raid on S. Taiwan brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese woman, who came to Taiwan as a tourist but has been working in the sex trade, was caught hiding in a brothel wardrobe raided by police in southern Taiwan's Tai...

6 Taiwanese universities caught sending SE Asian students to work in factories

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese legislator today revealed that six more universities have been found to be assigning their students from New Southbound Policy (NSP) nations to manual labor positio...

Migrant workers protest illegal broker fees in front of Taiwan's MOL

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers staged a rally in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) yesterday (Dec. 16) to protest against continued illegal broker fees despite an amendment to ...

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 ...

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

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Employers in Taiwan will now be required to disclose salary ranges for positions offering less than NT$40,000 (US$1,286) monthly salary, or they risk a minimum fine of NT$...

Taiwan to tighten rules against migrant labor rights violations

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved a third reading of amendments to the Employment Service Act on Friday, by which employers or employment agencies could be subject to a fine of up...

Taiwan's MOL working on banning onsite factory dorms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced yesterday (Oct. 25) that it plans on holding inter-ministerial meetings on amending the labor law to make onsite factory dormitories illeg...

Groups in Taiwan demand harsh penalties for foreign workers who eat dog meat

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Representatives of several civic groups staged a protest outside the Ministry of Labor on Friday, demanding that local employers be held accountable for their foreign workers who eat d...

Taipei kindergarten teacher posts job ad saying 'black or dark skinned' people not wanted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A teacher from a well-known private kindergarten posted a job ad on a Facebook group yesterday (June 11) stating that it would not hire English teachers who were "black or...

Labor groups urge Taiwanese government to make law requiring separation of dorms from factories for migrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Migrant workers interest groups on Wednesday demanded that the government make law to require separation of dormitories for migrant workers from factories, pointing out the ...