Businesses oppose proposed law amendment to raise overtime pay

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/29
By: Yang Shu-min, Chen Chun-hua and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) Seven major business groups in Taiwan have rejected a government 201606290014t0001proposal to increase overtime pay by more than 100 percent, saying it may lead to a flight of domestic manufacturers because of higher operating costs.

The government’s proposal is part of a draft bill that is seeking to implement a 40-hour work week for all employees in Taiwan and also includes regulations on wages.

The seven business groups, in a meeting Tuesday with officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) and legislators, said they could not support the overtime proposal, according to Sam Ho (何語), a standing director of the Chinese National Federation of Industries.     [FULL  STORY]

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