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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),...

France launches service to make deadbeat parents pay

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families — the vast majo...

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...

Asset management CEO arrested in Taiwan pension fund scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The CEO and other executives of one of Taiwan's largest asset management companies are being held incommunicado after being questioned over an alleged national labor f...

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...

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 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...

Update: CECC mulls temporarily banning Indonesian migrant workers from entering Taiwan

[Update: November 30 at 15:54] The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (Nov. 30) that all migrant workers from Indonesia will be banned from entering Taiwan for two weeks, start...

Taiwan bans 2 Indonesian agencies from sending migrants due to COVID-19

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday that it is temporarily banning migrant workers from two Indonesian manpower agencies from entering, after it reported 13 new imported ca...

Taiwan employers, brokers must cover quarantine fees for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's labor ministry said migrant workers should notify the authorities if their employers or placement agencies charge them for home quarantine costs. Violators...

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...

Filipinos to donate care packages to Philippine typhoon victims

An international Filipino organization on Sunday called for donations of relief goods to be prepared as "balikbayan boxes" or care packages to be given to victims of Typhoon Vamco, which has...

Taiwan to subsidize COVID-19 quarantine for migrant farmworkers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s agricultural authorities announced Thursday (Nov. 5) that the government will partially cover quarantine costs for migrant farm workers as it works to facil...