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Taiwan workers paid average year-end bonus of NT$71,968

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employees received an average year-end bonus of over NT$70,000 (US$2,400) for their work in 2021, with those working in shipping receiving the biggest payout, according to...

Oregon Legislature approves overtime pay for farmworkers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Farmworkers in Oregon would earn overtime pay under a bill that the Legislature approved on Thursday, after more than 1,000 people submitted testimony, including farmworkers who fel...

As guest workers increase, so do concerns of wage cheating

For Maribel Hernández, falling ill with COVID-19 at a Louisiana crawfish processor and losing her job was terrible enough. But the Mexican guest worker was in for another shock. A federal labor invest...

13.5% of Taiwanese employees report unpaid overtime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though work satisfaction rose last year to 72.5%, 13.5% of employees mentioned they had not received any extra pay for working overtime, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said i...

New report details labor rights abuses at Dubai's Expo 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The legions of workers who built Dubai’s extravagant Expo 2020 site and keep it running face exploitation, grim conditions and a wide range of labor abuses, accordin...

Farmers alarmed as NY looks at expanded overtime for workers

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The thousands of people paid to plant corn, pick apples and milk cows in New York often work long days, six days a week — and earn overtime only after 60 hours of labor. ...

Industrial migrant workers in Taiwan averaged NT$30,000 in June 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Industrial migrant workers earned an average income of NT$30,541 (US$1,100) in June last year, up NT$1,958 year over year, which mostly came from an increase in overtime a...

Migrant caregivers in Taiwan averaged 10-hour work days, made NT$20,000 in June 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The average migrant home care worker in Taiwan was paid a salary of NT$20,209 (US$728) last June, up NT$291 compared to June 2020, and worked about 10 hours a day, accordi...

Taiwanese netizens envious of migrant laborer's paycheck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant laborer’s payslip has been doing the rounds on Taiwanese social media recently, prompting fierce discussion among netizens who showed envy at the salary fi...

Silent revolt among China's young workers will not stay quiet for long

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year saw the initial stirrings of a silent revolt among China’s young workers. Though it largely escaped the world’s notice, it signals the foundations of...

Program to kill Grand Canyon bison nets 4 animals, criticism

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Day three and the shooters were waiting under the cover of pine trees for the rain to let up. Thirty minutes later, a single branch snapped, revealing a small herd of bison in ...

Japan's Sept real wages fell for first time in 3 months as inflation bites

Japan's real wages declined in September for the first time in three months as inflation picked up faster than growth in nominal pay, the government said, a sign of global cost-push inflation star...

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started puttin...

Congress, court pressure New York City to fix jails crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City faced mounting pressure Friday to solve its spiraling jail crisis, with members of Congress calling for a federal civil rights investigation and a court-appointed monitor...

Taiwanese companies average 17 interviews to fill positions: job bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Job hunters have to beat 16 candidates on average to get an offer amid the pandemic, according to an online job bank on Sunday (July 4), per Radio Taiwan International. ...