The President has promulgated related amendments of the Labor Standards Act pertinent to the "Five-Day Work Week" with the exception of articles with specific dates of implementation

  • Last Modify Date:2017-07-03

The President promulgated the amendments to the Labor Standards Act on December 21, 2016. With the exception of Article 34, of which the date of implementation shall be otherwise specified by the Executive Yuan, as well as Articles 37 and 38, which became effective on January 1, 2017, the remaining articles (Articles 23, 24, 30-1, 36, 39, 74 and 79) went into effect on December 23, 2016. Highlights of these amendments include:

1. Employers shall provide employees with wage calculation details when making wage payments. (Article 23)

2. Wages for duties performed on rest days are increased, and these additional working hours are added to the overall monthly hours of overtime work in order to avoid overwork. (Article 24 and Article 36)

3. A rest interval of at least 11 hours between shifts shall be made available to workers on rotation. (Article 34)

4. Regulatory foundations for the five-day work week are systematically established while taking into account the varying needs of workers in different sectors. (Article 36)

5. National holidays are reverted in accordance with the consistent guidelines set forth by the competent authority of internal affairs. (Article 37)

6. Worker rights to annual paid leaves are improved and enhanced. (Article 38)

7. Complaint cases are to be effectively processed while enhancing the protection of the rights of workers who issued complaints. (Article 74)

8. Increased penalties. (Article 79)

Calculators for annual paid leaves (https://calc.mol.gov.tw/Trail_New/html/RestDays.html) and overtime pay (https://labweb.mol.gov.tw/) have both been updated and are available online; for more details on the amendments, please refer to the Ministry's official website/FAQ (https://www.mol.gov.tw/service/19851/19852/19861/30631/).

  • News From:Department of Standards and Equal Employment
  • Publish Date:2017-02-25
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