The China Post
Date: December 9, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A newly-passed labor bill has eliminated seven statutory holidays in 2017, but
private sector workers will still receive seven holidays that span at least three days, according to a calendar released by the Executive Yuan’s Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (人事行政總處).
On Tuesday at the Legislative Yuan, the Democratic Progressive Party majority forced through an amendment to the Labor Standards Act, which eliminated seven national holidays that private sector workers were to enjoy in 2017.
Next year, private sector workers are entitled to 116 holidays (including weekends) and 12 national holidays shared by public servants, plus a holiday on Labor Day on May 1.
When national holidays occur on a weekend, employers must allow another day off for employees, as stipulated by regulations. [FULL STORY]