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Changes to Taiwan's labor law go into effect today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Changes to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) demanded by businesses will go affect today (March 1), despite many protests by labor groups for backsliding on labor rights. Pas...

Employers can be fined NT$1 million for forcing workers to take leave instead overtime pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to concerns that the new amendment to the Labor Standards Act could result in workers being forced to take compensatory leave instead of receive overtime pay, Deput...

Amendment to Labor Standards Act passed after an overnight session

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an 18-hour non-stop provisional session, an amendment to the Labor Standards Act passed the third reading at the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday morning, making it th...

Labor law protesters lying on tracks block trains at Taipei Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Rail traffic at the Taipei Railway Station was disrupted for nearly an hour last night (Jan. 8) by 10 people lying on the tracks last night to protest changes to the workweek r...

Hundreds of migrant workers to march in Taipei on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers will be seen marching in the streets of Taipei on Sunday with the theme 'Recognizing Non-Citizens', an action to bring to the government'...

Mock referendum held by migrant workers receives major support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A mock referendum organized by the island's Migrant Empowerment Network continues to receive major support according to the recent results of the poll released on Friday wi...