By: T.K. Yeh and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) Employers who hire migrant workers are required to report any changes of residence of the workers to relevant authorities or face fines and have their right to employ the workers revoked, the Yunlin County government said Sunday.
The head of Yunlin’s Labor Affairs Department, Chang Che-cheng (張哲誠), said an employer’s failure to report a change in residence of a foreign worker could draw a fine ranging from NT$60,000- NT$300,000 (US$1,837-US$9,185).
The employer could also have its permit for foreign worker recruitment and employment revoked, according to the amended Employment Service Act promulgated in March 2010.
Employers must report a change of residence within seven days after it occurs to local authorities responsible for overseeing the workplaces and residences of foreign workers. [FULL STORY]