Policies & Regulations
- Minimum wage to be adjusted to NT$22,000 per month and NT$140 per hour starting January 1, 2018
The Ministry of Labor announced on September 6, 2017 that the basic wage (minimum wage) will be adjusted to NT$22,000 per month and NT$140 per hour starting on January 1.
- Early reemployment incentives application no longer requires attachment of a copy of applicant's national identification card and passbook!
In order to streamline administrative processes and provide more convenience to the public, the Ministry of Labor has amended the Enforcement Rules of the Employment Insurance Act so that insured individuals no longer need to attach copies of their national identification or other proof of identity documents when applying for early reemployment incentives. In addition, if the applicant's remittance account is the same as the account given when previously applying for unemployment benefits, applicants are now exempt from providing a photocopy of a passbook of an account in their own name from a domestic financial institution.
- The outcomes of Taiwan’s 47th National Skills Competition
Three regional competitions in northern, central, and southern Taiwan have yielded a total of 694 competitors who went on to participate in the 47th National Skills Competition held from August 15 to 19, 2017. Five finalists screened and those who received gold, silver, or bronze award have the opportunities to participate in the 45th WorldSkills Competition to be held in Kazan, Russia in 2019.
- Enhance effectiveness of labor hazard prevention education and training through hands-on experience and interaction
The Ministry of Labor promotes the teaching of labor education in schools at all grades, instilling correct concepts about labor and strengthening awareness of labor rights. According to the Institute of Labor, Ministry of Labor's, Occupational Safety and Health report, between 2009 and 2013, 80% of victims of major occupational incidents in the manufacturing industry had been working less than five years when the accident occurred. The lack of familiarity with a new workplace and with the concept of hazard prevention are both possible causes for occupational incidents. If hazard prevention concepts are taught in advance, the intention of preventing incidents can be multiplied. Hands-on experiences and interaction will deepen students' understanding and reinforce correct concepts.
- Good news for SMEs regarding occupational health and safety! Ministry of Labor offers free guidance and assistance to improve facilities
In order to ensure the occupational health and safety of workers in small and medium enterprises, the Ministry of Labor has teamed up with local governments to promote the Small and Medium Enterprise Work Environment Guidance and Improvement Project. The project will provide free on-site guidance, promotions, and a total of up to NT$10 million towards facility improvements for enterprises employing less than 100 workers.
- Labor Fund earned NT$168.3 billion as of July 31, 2017
Since the beginning of this year, major economies have grown steadily and financial markets are continuing to grow. The Labor Fund prudently adjusted its global investment portfolio according to market conditions, and as of July 31, the overall fund size has reached NT$3.4871 trillion, with proceeds of NT$168.3 billion and a yield of 5.08%.
- News From：Department of General Planning
- Publish Date：2017-10-25
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