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Quarterly Focus

  • Introduction to “Guidelines for the Youth Employment Subsidy”

    To encourage young people to strengthen their skills and improve their employment capacity, in addition to assisting more young people to understand their future career orieRntEaGtioUnLAaTndIOeNmSployment market status, the Workforce Development Agency of Ministry of Labor (hereinafter referred to as the Agency) loosened the eligibility of applicable targets for “Guidelines for the Youth Employment Subsidy” (hereinafter referred to as the Guidelines), whereas young people between the ages of 18 and 29 who have been unemployed for three consecutive months or more or are working part-time can apply for this Guidelines. Additionally, participants are eligible for partial refund of the uncompleted training courses if they take up employment during the period of training. This will increase the exibility of Guidelines participation.

Policies & Regulations

  • The Ministry of Labor amends Regulations on Aids for Legal Service and Living Expenses of Labor-management Disputes to broaden the scope of aids

    To assist workers in litigations for their legal rights, the Ministry of Labor has established the Labor Rights and Interests Fund in 2009 to broaden the scope of litigation aids for workers. The Fund has assisted over 12,700 workers sinNceEWitsSfoOuUndTinLgOO5 Kyears ago with 80% of the case outcome in favor of the workers, which becomes a key measure in the government's assertion toward safeguarding labor's rights and interests.

  • Review on Repealing the Applicability of Some Workers speci ed in Article 84-1 of Labor Standards Act

    On December 18, 2014, the Ministry of Labor announced the repealing of provisions on Article 84-1 of the Labor Standards Act applicable to14 categories of workers, and beginning on January 1, 2015, regulations on normal working hours shall apply.

News Outlook

  • 2014 Investment Performance and Prospects of Labor Funds

    In 2014, global economic prosperity has sustained gradual recovery under the easy monetary policies imposed and the economic stimulus plans proposed by various governments. Nonetheless, the financial market is still faced with different challenges from political and economic factors. From the Ukrainian Crisis, increase of interest rate in the United States, sluggish economic growth of Europe and Japan, oil price plunges, depreciation of Asian currencies, deflation, and Greece's political crisis, global financial situation continues to remain volatile, aggravating the performance differences of regional financial markets. In 2014, the rate of returns on the MSCI, emerging market, Asian-Pacific stocks and Taiwan stock index were 4.16%, -1.79%, 2.82%, and 8.08%, respectively.

  • Pursuit of Happiness – Touching Micro Films on Employment for New Immigrants

    According to statistics from the Ministry of the Interior, the number of foreign and Chinese spouses in Taiwan has exceeded 480,000 people. These “Taiwanese daughter-in- laws” or “Taiwanese son-in-laws” are living with us. They could be our relatives or friends blended into the same society, or family members we live with days and nights. Many diligent foreign and Chinese spouses who demonstrate their endurance for hardship, perseverance, and high level of cooperation in the workplace are also the major workforce required for the current employment market. Their devotion to the employment market gives them nancial independence and speed up their adaptation into Taiwanese society. Nonetheless, how do they overcome the language barrier, cultural differences and habits in life while taking care of the family, seek jobs and even fulfill self-development and growth? The Ministry of Labor portrays how new immigrants get to understand and accept each other, thereby build up their own lifestyle and march forward on the path to happiness through the production of two micro lms, namely “Pursuit of Happiness” and “Ili's Sky.”

  • Taiwan implemented the Registration of Safety Information for Machinery on January 1, 2015

    To prevent hazards brought by unsafe products accessing the domestic market and to truly control labor safety, from January 1, 2015 onward, Taiwan Government requires importers with a total of 10 machines, equipment or tools to conform to the “Safety Standards for Machinery, Equipment and Tools” prior to clearing customs, and declare product safety information with the “Machinery, Equipment and Tools Safety Information Network” established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor, pursuant to the provisions prescribed in Article 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. All products must acquire a registration number and adhere safety labels prior to importing. Similarly, the aforementioned machinery, equipment or tools made in Taiwan also require the completion of registration of safety information for machinery from the aforementioned website in addition to adhering safety labels prior to transporting the products from the factory, or else the products may not be transported from the factory of production.

  • Source:Department of General Planning
  • Publication Date:2015-02-28
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