Ministry issues directive over mandatory days off

Taipei Times
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]

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