Business groups propose amendment to controversial work rules

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/09/15
By: Yang Shu-min and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Unwilling to wait for the new premier to amend controversial

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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]

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