- Labor Policy for 2012-2016: "Vibrant Employment, Assured Rights and Benefits, Outstanding Welfare"
Over the past four years, even facing the challenges arising from the global financial crisis, demographic change, and economic conditions, the CLA has worked hard to overcome all difficulties and, with concerted efforts by labor and management as well as the public at large, has shaken off the impact of the world’s economic problems and carried through with its labor policies, thereby assuring the welfare of laborers and advancing labor- management harmony.
Policies & Regulations
- Goals and Focal Points of the Council of Labor Affairs Administration in 2012
In line with the Executive Yuan’s administrative directives for 2012, the CLA worked in coordination with its medium-term administrative plan and the budget allocated, and in reference to social status quo and the future developmental demands of the different ministerial departments, in working out its 2012 administrative plan, targets, and focal points, as follows:
- Maximum Tenure for Foreign Workers Extended to 12 YearsLegislature Passes Revisions of Articles 52 and 55 of Employment Services Act
The revised provisions of Article 52 and Article 55 of the Employment Services Act were passed by the Legislative Yuan on Jan. 19, 2012 and promulgated by the President on Jan. 30, 2012. The revisions extend the maximum accumulated time of service inTaiwanfor foreign workers from 9 to 12 years, and call off the pre-expiry extension procedures for the employers. The revisions also slush the daily late payments for outstanding fees from 1% to 0.3% and reduce the maximum late payments from 100% to 30%. The revisions took effect on Feb. 1, 2012.
- On-the-Job Training: NT$70,000 in 3 Years, and the Learning Goes On
To enhance the knowhow, skills, and attitude of workforce, the Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training (BEVT), an agency of the CLA, cooperates with outstanding private training units to provide a diverse range of practical training courses. The training courses that have been approved for the first half of 2012 have been announced on the BEVT website, and on-the-job workers who are interested in strengthening their competitiveness in the workplace are welcome to register for training.
- The Council of Labor Affairs sets March 5th the national "Equal Pay Day", expecting all stakeholders to strive for narrowing down the gender wage gap
In order toarouse public awareness of equal pay between genders, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) has declared March 5ththe national “Equal Pay Day”,a few days beforeInternational Women's Day.The CLA expects that all stakeholders in society to strive fornarrowing down the gender wage gap.
- News From：Department of General Planning
- Publish Date：2012-02-29
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