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1st migrant workers land in Taiwan after 6-month ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Indonesian migrant workers landed in Taiwan on Wednesday evening (Nov. 17), marking the first group of migrant workers to enter the country in six months. Ministe...

Indonesian caregiver recorded beating elderly woman in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver is facing a fine of up to NT$150,000 (US$5,401) after she was caught on a surveillance camera beating the elderly Taiwanese woman who was in her ca...

1st batch of Indonesian caregivers to start arriving in Taiwan Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Monday (Nov. 15) announced that the first batch of Indonesian migrant workers can start entering Taiwan as soon as Wednesday (Nov....

Taiwan seeks to limit cross-sector job hopping by migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to new regulations coming into effect Sunday (Aug. 29), migrant workers will have to register with a government center to consider job offers within their sector...

Cop wrongfully arrests foreign caregiver for no ID while tossing trash in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City police officer is being investigated for violating the Criminal Code (刑法) after he detained a foreign caregiver for not having an ID while she was taking...

All migrant workers can switch employers starting July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 12) said it is lifting its remaining ban on migrant workers changing employers effective Tuesday (July 13). D...

Taiwan lifts ban on migrant caregivers changing employers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (July 1) said that it is lifting its ban on migrant caregivers changing employers with immediate effect. Amid cluster infections...

Taiwan's Miaoli relaxes caregiver rules, factory workers still under lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an uproar over the stay-at-home order imposed on foreign migrant workers in Miaoli County because of COVID-19 infections, officials on Thursday (June 10) announced th...

Taiwan human rights group condemns COVID stay-at-home order for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A decision by the Miaoli County Government ordering all migrant workers in the region to stay inside because of COVID-19 amounted to discrimination, the Taiwan Association...

Migrant workers banned from Taiwan entry as of May 19 amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s labor authorities announced on Monday (May 17) that migrant workers will be banned from entry starting May 19 as the country works to contain a fresh COVID-...

Migrant workers in Taiwan facing end of contract can get 6-month extension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage in their home countries, migrant workers in Taiwan whose contracts are about to expire will be allowed a six-month extension....

Asking foreign caregivers to walk dogs incurs fine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employers in Taiwan have been warned that if they ask foreign caregivers to engage in work not related to care, they risk being fined. According to Taipei's Departm...

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...

Foreign caregiver faces criminal charge in death of Taiwanese woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver in Miaoli County is facing a negligent homicide (過失致死罪) charge in the death of a Taiwanese woman last week, the local police department said Sunday...

Taiwan's first 'smart' geriatric hospital underway

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — As the issue of super-aging inevitably looms for the Taiwanese population, a leading hospital in Tainan is building the country's first geriatric facility aimed to mit...