Bill proposes paid family care leave for all

DISPARITY: Wan Mei-ling said the current situation in which civil servants are entitled to pay but workers are not is unfair, calling it a ‘one country, two systems’ model

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 02, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

A bill has been proposed that would allow workers to take paid leave for five days when they have to take care of their family members, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wan Mei-ling (萬美玲) said on Saturday.

Wan proposed an amendment to the Act of Gender Equality in Employment (性別工作平等法) that would entitle employees not working for the government to the same treatment as civil servants.

According to Article 20 of the act, employees can request family care leave to take personal care of family members who need inoculations or have become seriously ill, or to handle other major events.

The act also stipulates that the number of family care leave days may not exceed seven days in one year, while wages during family care leave are calculated based on the related statutes and administrative regulations governing leave for personal reasons.    [FULL  STORY]

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