Labor Department clarifies spending on parentless foreign children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan met with the Labor Department to discuss how to subsidize abandoned children of foreign workers born in Taiwan and the processes of raising them. L...

Starting in 2018, workers will have to delay retirement by one year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The age of eligibility for receiving government pensions for workers born after the year of 1957 will be pushed back to 61 next year, due to changes in Taiwan's Lab...

The Latest: Protester tackled at May Day parade in Cuba

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A protester has briefly disrupted the start of Cuba's largest annual poli...

Defiant rallies for worker rights mark May Day around world

ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as t...

Taiwan’s low-income group to be exempted from taxes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Low-income has become the norm in Taiwan society, with many white-collar workers earning only NT$22,000 (US$724) per month, which is barely enough to cover their expenditure...

Nearly 60% of Taiwanese working overseas are in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly two thirds of Taiwanese working overseas were employed in China in 2015, according to statistics released by the government on Thursday. According to the Di...

Survey uncovers why Taiwanese employees resign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Employment site yes123 found that 76 percent of office workers do not tell the truth when resigning from a job, according to the results of its survey of 1,078 workers publishe...

Govt data shows 44% of Taiwanese work overtime

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Despite a mounting awareness of labor rights, a recent official survey shows that up to 44 percent of Taiwanese workers worked overtime in 2016, with each working an avera...

Young poor group in Taiwan increases, with 1/3 of workers over 30 earning under NT$30,000 a month

A private think tank in Taiwan said on Sunday that the base of “the young poor group” has been on the increase in Taiwan in the last 10 years, with about 33 percent of workers over 30 year...

Taiwanese workers retire 10 years earlier than Koreans

According to the international labor statistics released by the Ministry of Labor, Taiwanese men and women retire at a much younger age than people in South Korea and Japan, two neighboring ...

French manager is not used to deference of Taiwanese colleagues

A French supervisor who has been in Taiwan for three years praised Taiwan for its good public security, friendly people, beautiful mountains, but said he felt uncomfortable with his Taiwanese colleagu...

Labor Ministry: Taiwan’s average work hours decrease to 4th in world

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced today the latest international labor statistics for 2015, which showed a decrease in annual average working hours, from 2,135 hours in 2014, to 2,104 hours in 20...

Taiwan tourism workers call for help as Chinese numbers fall

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Hundreds of Taiwanese workers in tourism-related businesses have rallied in the capital to draw attention to a sharp decline in Chinese visitors that is putting their industry u...

Government adjusts workers’ days-off plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The transportation sector will only be left out of the plan to have workers take one day off after each six days of work during the Lunar New Year holiday and long weekends, the...

Working more than 6 days in a row to be illegal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Working more than six days in a row will become illegal beginning in August, the Ministry of Labor announced Wednesday. The measure was the latest decision in the discussion ...