By: Yang Shu-min and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Unwilling to wait for the new premier to amend controversial
work rules that took effect late last year, major business associations proposed a package of revisions Friday that would relax the rigid overtime and working hour restrictions.
The proposed revisions to the much-criticized 40-hour-workweek rules passed by President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) government focus on making overtime more flexible and simplify how overtime hours and pay are calculated, said Tsai Lian-sheng (蔡練生), secretary-general of the Taiwan-based Chinese National Federation of Industries.
The proposal includes increasing the current cap on overtime hours at 46 per month to a maximum of 300 overtime hours every six months, with no more than 60 overtime hours allowed to be worked in any single month. [FULL STORY]