Law amendment underway to ease foreign worker woes

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/22
By: C.C. Wang and Flor Wang

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) A law amendment to allow foreign workers to save making trips 56262350overseas after they have worked for over three years in Taiwan passed its first reading at the legislative Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee Wednesday.

The amendment to the Employment Service Act will allow all types of foreign workers who have worked in Taiwan for more than three years to be re-hired directly without them having to leave the country first, a move designed to benefit both Taiwanese employers and foreign workers.

Workforce Development Agency Director-General Huang Chiu-Kuei (黃秋桂) said the law revision marks a noticeable improvement in the country’s history of human rights protection.

In the future, all types of foreign workers can extend their work years in Taiwan without having to leave the country and apply for a new visa to enter the country, as required in the past, she said.     [FULL  STORY]

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