New regulations to be rolled out nationwide on Jan. 1

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/23
By: Yu Hsiao-han, Wang Shu-fen and William Yen

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Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) A series of new regulations will come into force across Taiwan on Jan. 1, including higher monthly and hourly minimum wages, greater patient autonomy in health care and more stringent rules for reporting traffic violations.

The monthly minimum wage in Taiwan will be increased by NT$1,100 (US$35.69) from NT$22,000 to NT$23,100 from Jan. 1, while the hourly minimum wage will be increased by NT$10 from NT$140 to NT$150.

The wage increases are expected to involve about 1.8 million employees, including 1.36 million Taiwanese workers and 438,000 migrant workers.    [FULL  STORY]

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