Foreign students in Taiwan not subject to 20-hour working limit during school breaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) reminded international students in Taiwan that they may work unrestrictedly during summer and winter vacations and that they are not subject to...

Review finds many who work during rehab aren't being paid

Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay ...

Taiwan 2021 calendar marks 7 days off for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) released on Thursday (May 28) the Cabinet-sanctioned 2021 work calendar for the public sector, showing a total o...

NGOs urge Taiwan's labor ministry to step up migrant worker protections

A coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in Taipei on Sunday, calling for Taiwan's labor ministry to improve migrant workers' rights and safety. About 50 people, including migran...

Rally demands better work conditions for migrant caregivers in Taiwan

A women's rights group and a coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in downtown Taipei Sunday to demand better work conditions for women migrant domestic helpers and caregivers on Inter...

Hot spring hotel in NE Taiwan folds over coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 13-year-old hotel in downtown Jiaoxi, a popular hot spring town in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, closed for refurbishment on Sunday due to slow business c...

Taiwan MOL: Employees working election day must receive overtime pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Friday (Dec. 27) that employers must pay overtime to employees who work on Jan. 11, 2020, the day of the country's preside...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2019. There are 68 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, ...

KMT presidential challenger wants to abolish Taiwan president’s labor reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said Thursday (October 17) he would abolish President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) “one fixed day off, one fle...

Aging right in Taiwan

The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In...

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Picture Tubes unable to pay full wages for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Troubled panel maker Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT, 中華映管) only paid its foreign staff 40 percent of their wages for August and Taiwanese staff between 10 and 55 percent...

Taiwan sees highest number of furloughed workers this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan saw 2,012 workers placed on unpaid leave by 26 employers between Aug. 1-15, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Friday (Aug. 16). The figure represents an incr...

Breaking News! Taiwan's monthly minimum wage raised by 3%, hourly pay up 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent, while the hourly minimum rate has been hiked by five percent. After several hours of negotiations toda...

Taiwan’s working conditions better than US, Japan and Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s working conditions have continued to improve and in terms of hours worked are now better than the United States, Japan, and South Korea, according to the Di...

Taiwan's EVA Air flight attendants go on strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Members of the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) and representatives of EVA Air failed to reach a consensus on the union's demands, the TFAU announced today that...