Highlights of the Ministry of Labor

Mar 30, 2020

Announced the “Interpretative Directions Concerning How Wages and Working Days During Quarantine Leave and Disease Prevention Family Care Leave Are Not Counted in Average Wage Calculation,” which took effect from January 15, 2020.

Mar 27, 2020

Announced the Reassurance Employment Program to counter the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Taiwanese job market; to stabilize employment, the government provides subsidies to make up for differences due to reduction in wages and working hours; employees may receive a maximum monthly subsidy of NT$11,000 for 6 months at most.

Mar 25, 2020

In respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, MOL announced modified measures under "The Directions for Phoenix Micro Business Start-up Program" to ease the financial burden on the lenders and create job opportunities; The Directions extended their inclusion and allowed the lenders to suspend payment of loan interest and to extend the repayment period for one year.