Labor laws start today after ‘oversight’

MIXED MESSAGES:Executive Yuan spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung said the date had not been moved, but rather parts of the regulations come into force at different times

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 23, 2016
By: Lee Hsing-fang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Executive Yuan yesterday moved the implementation date for amendments to the Labor Standards

Premier Lin Chuan speaks to reporters ahead of a Taiwan Financial Services conference in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

Act (勞動基準法) forward to today, promising to negotiate with employers and business owners.

Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said the plan to implement the amendments on Sunday next week, the first day of the new year, was due to an oversight.

He said officials had not noticed that some articles were to become effective on certain dates, while others were to become effective immediately.

The Executive Yuan will help business owners acclimatize to the new regulations, specifically those in the transport and hotel industries, Lin said, adding that it is considering alternative implementation dates for them.

We believe that businesses will be able to weather this brief, turbulent period with relative ease, Lin said.    [FULL  STORY]

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