By: Hsu Hsiao-han and William Yen
Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Friday that it will make
amendments to the Employment Services Act to further strengthen the protection of foreign workers.
Hsueh Chien-chung (薛鑑忠), an official from MOL’s Cross-Border Workforce Management, said Friday in a telephone interview that fines for employing illegal foreign workers are currently calculated on a case-by-case basis, whereas in the future they will be based on the number of foreign workers employed illegally.
He said that traditionally, fines have been between NT$150,000 (US$4,985) and NT$750,000 (US$24,925) regardless of whether one or 10 illegal foreign workers are employed. After the new amendment comes into force, the fine will be multiplied by the number of illegal foreign workers hired. [FULL STORY]