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Taiwan’s Equal Pay Day came 1 day early this year, on Feb. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Equal Pay Day in Taiwan, which symbolizes how long women must work to achieve the same pay as men the previous year, fell one day earlier in 2021 than 2020, landing on Feb...

Foreign caregivers in Taiwan work 10.5 hours per day, earn less than NT$20,000 a month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) released the results of a survey that revealed foreign caregivers in Taiwan work an average of 10.5 hours per day, but mak...

DPP criticizes Taiwan farm association for paying members in Renminbi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members on Wednesday (Jan. 6) criticized a farm association in Nantou County for paying its members in communist Chinese Renminbi (RMB),...

COVID-19 toll linked to Belgian party for elderly hits 27

BRUSSELS (AP) — The death toll of a virus outbreak in a care home linked to a Saint Nicolas party for the elderly last month has reached 27. The Mol care center in northern Belgium ...

Taiwan to raise minimum monthly wage to NT$24,000 next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's minimum monthly wage will be raised to NT$24,000 (US$852.9) and the minimum hourly wage to NT$160 at the start of next year. According to the Ministry of L...

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 ...

Migrant domestic caregivers rally in Taipei for equal rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Domestic caregivers rallied in Taipei on Sunday (Dec. 13) to call for the same legal protections that other migrant workers enjoy in Taiwan. As International Migrants D...

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan falls to 6,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of furloughed workers in Taiwan has dropped to a new eight-month low, with only about 6,000 Taiwanese still taking unpaid leave due to the economic impact of th...

Taiwan to ban entry of migrant workers from Indonesia on Dec. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 30) announced that it will be imposing a ban on all migrant workers from Indonesia on Dec. 4 as Wuhan c...

Taiwan ends short-term contract extensions for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (Nov. 23) stated that it has discontinued a program allowing short-term contract extensions for migrant workers. As the Wuhan coro...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2020. There are 53 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 8, 2...

Taiwan rejects Indonesian rules on covering migrant worker costs

Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Monday that it will not accept the one-sided terms introduced by the Indonesian government that compel Taiwanese employers to shoulder costs incurred by certa...

Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Foreigners can apply for work permits in Taiwan via new website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign students and professionals can now file applications for work permits in Taiwan through the EZ Work Permit website launched by the Ministry of Labor (MOL). To r...

Taiwan records 4th longest working hours worldwide in 2019

Taiwanese worked the fourth-longest hours among nationals in 39 countries around the world in 2019, according to a Ministry of Labor (MOL) report. The average number of hours worked in Taiwan last ...