Policies & Regulations
- Labor Standards Act Regulations Regarding the Confidentiality and Processing of Violation Complaints Issued, May 15, 2017
In order to comply with Article 74 of the Labor Standards Act, amended on December 21, 2016, the Ministry of Labor issued the Labor Standards Act Regulations Regarding the Confidentiality and Processing of Violation Complaints on May 15, 2017. The regulations specify the regulations in ensuring the confidentiality of violation complaints and other related matters.
- Regulations Regarding Foreign Workers' Home Leave Announced, April 18, 2017
To comply with the amendment to the Employment Service Act announced on November 3, 2016, the portion of Article 52 requiring foreign workers whose work permits have expired to leave the country for one day if they wish to return to be rehired was removed, and the right for foreign workers to take a home leave was ensured. In order to comply with these regulations, the Ministry of Labor has formulated the Regulations Regarding Foreign Workers' Home Leave and released them on April 18, 2017. The Regulations specify the method for a foreign worker to take a home leave, leave duration, procedures and other relevant regulations.
- Workers Who Have Received Old-Age Benefits Can Still Enroll in Occupational Injury Insurance upon Return to Work
In order to strengthen the job security for senior and middle-age workers, the Ministry of Labor has ordered the loosening of previous restrictions on those receiving old-age benefits of labor insurance and those over 65 years of age receiving social security old-age benefits from civil servant and teacher insurance or military personnel insurance. Now, these workers can still apply for occupational injury insurance with their insured unit if they return to work.
- 2016 End of Year Overview of Foreign Professionals Working in Taiwan
As of the end 2016, the number of effective employment permits for foreign professionals was 31,025 persons, up 4,227 persons (or approximately 15.8%) as compared to the same period in 2011. Men made up 77.8% of the total; women, 22.2% of the total. The number of applications for "specialized or technical works" accounted for the largest block at 58%, followed by "full-time foreign teacher in cram school" at 16%.
- Ensuring Safety and Health--Kickoff of 2017's Workplace Health and Safety Week
In order to raise public awareness for workplace accident prevention and workers' rights, the Ministry of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has, in recognition of the fact that April 28 is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, co-organized the Workplace Health and Safety Forum on April 27 with the Labor Affairs Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government. Together, they jointly unveiled the beginning of the 2017's Workplace Health and Safety Week.
- Ministry of Labor Formulates Ethical Code for the Mediation of Labor-Management Disputes and Establishes Disqualification Mechanism for Unsuitable Mediators
The Ministry of Labor said that the 2011 amendment of the new Regulations for the Mediation of Labor-Management Disputes introduced the mechanism of mediators. In order to maintain the quality of dispute mediation and in accordance with the recently amended Paragraph 1, Article 24 of the Regulations for the Mediation of Labor-Management Disputes, the Ministry has formulated the Ethical Code for the Mediation of Labor-Management Disputes. In the future, if local authorities confirm misconduct in a mediator and find that the circumstances are serious, the matter will be passed on to the Mediator Invalidation and Certification Review Team for deliberation. This regulation establishes a dismissal mechanism for unsuitable mediators and ensures that the mediation system will continue to be trusted and its authority recognized by employers, employees, and the general public.
- News From：Department of General Planning
- Publish Date：2017-06-01
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