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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...

Malaysia pledges to tackle forced labor after US downgrade

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government pledged Monday to take steps to eliminate forced labor after the country was downgraded by the U.S. to the worst level in an annual report on human ...

Suit: Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years

Workers from marginalized communities in India were lured to the U.S. and forced to work long hours for just a few dollars per day to help build a Hindu temple in New Jersey, according to a lawsuit fi...

US blacklists Taiwanese fishing vessel for migrant worker exploitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States added a Taiwanese flagged and owned fishing vessel to a blacklist on Dec. 31 for violating labor rights, marking the third Taiwanese fishing vessel subje...

Are Pakistan's workers benefiting from EU's GSP+ scheme?

Pakistan has been a beneficiary of the European Union's Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) since 2014. Over the past few years, both sides have deepened their trade ties. About 33% of Pakist...

US to make 30,000 more visas available for seasonal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to allow 30,000 more foreign workers temporarily into the United States for seasonal work through the end of September, a move that reflects how the bo...

Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blam...

As Democrats lean left, will voters follow?

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the r...

What people are saying about Amazon dumping NYC HQ plans

NEW YORK (AP) — E-commerce giant Amazon ditched plans to build a new headquarters in New York City, citing opposition from some state and local officials. Amazon has a market cap of about $800 billion...

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destr...

New Taipei officials investigate overcrowding after Vietnamese worker protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After over a hundred Vietnamese workers took to the streets of Xizhi to protest overcrowded living conditions, the New Taipei City Department of Labor Affairs said yesterday (A...

Taiwanese boss indicted for not giving Indonesian worker time off, back pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese employer based in Taichung has been charged for the Human Trafficking Prevention Act for not providing her Indonesian employee with adequate time off and the minimu...