Exemption from clock-in rules to extend to all off-site employees

The China Post
Date: November 14, 2017
By Shih Hsiu-chuan

TAIPEI (CNA) – The government is hoping to extend exemptions from national clock-in

National Development Council chief Chen Mei-ling, center, reacts during a press conference on Nov. 14, 2017. According to Chen, the government is hoping to extend exemptions from national clock-in regulations to all off-site workers. (CNA)

regulations to all off-site workers, National Development Council chief Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶) said Tuesday.

Article 30 of Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act requires employers to keep attendance records for their employees, including hours worked based on when they clock in and clock out.

Employees at media outlets, workers involved in telecommuting arrangements, field sales agents, and drivers, however, are exempt from the rules based on “Guidelines on Working Hours Outside the Workplace” that supplement the Labor Standards Act.

The Ministry of Labor intends to revise the guidelines to extend the exemption to all off-site workers, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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