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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...

Taiwan Premier identifies labor reform as one cause of DPP election defeat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The hurried reform of several laws, including the Labor Standards Law, was the reason for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) defeat in the local elections, Premier Wi...

Nan Shan Life, Carrefour top labor law violators in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nan Shan Life Insurance, Carrefour, Fuji Xerox Taiwan, Chef (雅吉有限公司), and World Gym have the dubious distinction of being ranked as the top five labor law violators in Taiwan t...

Labor groups protest in front of AmCham Taipei office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A number of labor groups combined forces on Saturday (June 23) to rally in front of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham) to protest a white paper recently releas...

Migrants dance in Taipei to demand end to exploitation against women

Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Several hundred migrants staged dancing performances in Taipei on Sunday to raise awareness of the injustices encountered by female migrant workers, joining the annual "One...

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...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Mock referendum gives voice to migrants' grievances and rightful demands

Upon reading news articles from different Taiwanese news outfits, including Taiwan News, I am expressing solidarity with the migrant workers in Taiwan, who mostly come from Southeast Asian countries l...

Labor groups: current national holiday overtime pay unreasonable

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s labor groups and scholars on Tuesday said they think the overtime pay for the ninth to 12th hours should be double pay times 1 1/3 or 1 2/3 (NT$150x2x1 1/3 based o...

Talks on labor bill break down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Six hours of talks between ruling camp and opposition lawmakers about workweek reform ended without result Tuesday afternoon, leading to further deadlock over the contenti...

Workweek protesters clash near Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A handful of opponents of holiday cuts protested close to President Tsai Ing-wen’s residence and to the Presidential Office Building Friday morning. A pro...

Business Highlights

___ $47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company LONDON (AP) — British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion...

Minimum wage for full time work raised 5% to NT$21,009 a month

Taiwan’s minimum wage for full time work was raised from NT$20,008 a month to NT$21,009, a hike of 5 percent, effective from next year, and the basic hourly wage will go up from NT$120 to NT$126 from ...

New law drafted to ensure domestic workers get weekly rest day

The 2015 International Religious Freedom Report released on Wednesday reiterated that domestic workers and caregivers in Taiwan are not covered under the Labor Standards Law and are therefore not lega...

New law drafted to ensure domestic workers get weekly rest: official

Taiwan has drafted a law giving foreign domestic workers at least one day off a week although the draft is still being reviewed by the Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Labor Lin San-quei said Thursday. ...