Date: Jul 01, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Ministry of Labor on Wednesday issued a new directive, saying that from Aug. 1 it will be illegal for employees to work more than six consecutive days without a day off.
The new regulation replaces a labor law that allowed private sector employees to work 12 consecutive days and have two days off over a two-week period.
The decision to change the regulation was made in response to a Legislative Yuan resolution that stipulated workers must take at least one day off a week, Department of Labor Standards and Equal Employment Director Hsieh Chien-chien (謝倩蒨) said.
The legislative resolution said that it is damaging to health to work 12 consecutive days, Hsieh said. [FULL STORY]