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Taiwan electric scooter-sharing platform WeMo hit with layoffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electric scooter-sharing platform WeMo Scooter laid off 23 of its employees this month, the Taipei City Government’s Department of Labor said on Monday (Jan. 18). ...

Small modern apartment in Hong Kong with all comfort and storage space - "Carol Interior Design"

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 December 2020 - Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world with a small land and a large population. It can be said to be "diamonds in every inch of...

142 Taipei companies closed in 2020, setting new high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to 142 companies registered in Taipei shut down their businesses in 2020, setting a new record, with many closures attributed to the pandemic, according to a city gover...

Taiwan official detained for allegedly accepting bribe, misusing labor insurance fund

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A government official responsible for making investments for Taiwan's Labor Insurance Fund and a private asset company executive are facing legal trouble for allegedly...

Taiwan opens its livestock industry to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has agreed to open the country’s livestock industry to migrant workers in order to solve the industry’s labor short...

Taiwanese employers who dock migrant worker wages can face NT$300,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday reminded the public that employers and labor brokers face heavy fines if they are found ...

Minister debunks long-standing rumor Taiwan’s Labor Pension Fund to go broke in 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) debunked a long-running rumor during a hearing in the country’s legislature on Monday (May 18) that the country&...

Taiwan to pay NT$103.5 billion in relief funds to 900,000 people this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's government will be depositing over NT$100 billion (US$3.32 billion) in relief payments to the accounts of nearly 1 million people this week to help them cope ...

Control Yuan demands labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen

The Control Yuan on Wednesday approved a motion put forth by two of its members, calling for labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen in Taiwan. The motion, initiated by Control Yuan memb...

Taiwan Presidential Candidate Han Kuo-yu unveils policies to protect workers' rights

The campaign team of opposition Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Thursday unveiled three policy proposals to address wage stagnation and better protect workers' rights in Taiw...

Taiwan to regulate benefits for 45,000 food delivery drivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's labor ministry is set to draft a new law to protect more than 45,000 food delivery drivers nationwide, following reports of couriers being killed or injured o...

Taiwan food delivery drivers make NT$42,000 per month, well above average wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Food delivery drivers in Taiwan make an average of NT$42,000 a month, well above the average monthly salary, according to a study by job search website 104 Job Bank. At...

Family of Filipina killed by acid spill to receive compensation from Taiwanese firm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The family of a Filipina migrant worker who perished in an acid spill last month will receive monetary compensation from the company she worked for, according to the Taiwa...

Taiwan raises 2019 GDP growth forecast

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan has raised its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019, reflecting increased investment in Taiwan by local suppliers looking to steer clear of the trade dispute b...

Over 100 migrant workers stage flash mob in Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 100 migrant workers staged a flash mob show in Taipei on Sunday (March 24) to call for an end to sexual violence against female workers and to call for better work conditi...