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Taiwan raises minimum monthly wage for foreign caregivers to NT$20,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (Aug. 10) announced that the minimum wage for newly arrived foreign domestic caregivers and those renewing or changing contracts w...

Taiwan could ease Mandarin rule for migrant workers' permanent residency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering relaxing its Mandarin proficiency requirement for migrant caregivers to obtain permanent residency. A new program that went into effect on April 3...

Taiwan may raise minimum monthly wage for foreign caregivers to NT$20,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A committee of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (July 7) recommended a 17% increase in the monthly minimum wage for foreign domestic caregivers, marking the first p...

Taiwan e-bikes will require license plate starting Nov. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Nov. 1, all electric bicycles (e-bikes) must have a license plate before they can be driven on Taiwan's streets. On Monday (June 20), the Workforce Deve...

Taiwan urges migrant workers to ride certified e-bikes to avoid fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (June 20) called on migrant workers in the country to ride or buy only electric bikes with a certification mark and not to...

Taiwan's MOL warns of 19 major Omicron symptoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Saturday (May 21), posted a list of possible Omicron variant symptoms in English for foreign residents, with recent studies showing runny no...

Foreign workers in Taiwan can apply for COVID sick leave benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for labor insurance benefits. Like all Taiwan residents, fore...

Taiwan employers cannot forbid workers from going out during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new revision to regulations on foreign migrant workers released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (May 4) states that employers cannot forbid their workers fro...

Taiwan urges employers to allow Filipinos to vote in May 9 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (May 4) called on Taiwan employers to let their Filipino employees vote in the upcoming Philippine presidential election. The ...

Taiwan enables foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a severe shortage in the domestic labor force, the Cabinet on Thursday (Feb. 17) approved plans to enable foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency...

Taiwan opens borders to Filipino, Vietnamese migrant workers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan officially opened its borders to workers from the Philippines and Vietnam on Tuesday (Feb. 15). Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)...

Taiwan opens borders to Filipino, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 7) announced that on Feb. 15 it will launch the next phase of allowing migrant workers from the Philippines, Vie...

Foreign professionals' adult children can sign up for Taiwan work permit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor's (MOL) Workforce Development Agency (WDA) on Thursday (Jan. 27) announced that adult children of foreign professionals can now apply for work pe...

Taiwan takes action to prevent COVID loopholes among migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Saturday (Jan. 22) that measures are being initiated to boost COVID-19 awareness and reduce transmission risk among Taiwan’s mi...

Vietnamese caregiver filmed abusing elderly patient in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After installing a surveillance camera, a family in Yunlin County has recorded at least three instances of a Vietnamese caregiver physically abusing their elderly relative...