Gov’t feels workweek law pressure on 3 fronts

The China Post
Date: January 4, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu, The China Post and CNA

The government is under increasing pressure as laborers and employers unpack the details of a new workweek law and the general public begins to feel its impact.

Just days into the new year, the government’s workweek policy, which came into effect on Dec. 23, has already made headlines.

Following reports of businesses raising prices to make up for rising personnel costs, Premier Lin Chuan (林全) told the local daily China Times that “cost increases were inevitable” for labor-intensive industries.

Although Lin expressed hope that new rules governing overtime pay would prompt companies to increase employment or to give their workforce more rest time, businesses, workers and think tanks were not as optimistic.    [FULL  STORY]

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