Rules to extend work period for foreign domestic helpers released

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/11
By: Zoe Wei and Jeffrey Wu

Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor on Wednesday announced revised rating rules 13089378to extend the work period for foreign domestic helpers from the current 12 years to 14 years if they can earn more than 60 rating points for professional training or special performance.

The new rating rules are part of the ministry’s recent amendment to the reviewing standards for foreigners engaged in jobs specified in the Employment Services Act.

According to the Ministry of Labor’s Workforce Development Agency, foreign domestic helpers will be eligible for work period extension if they earn a combined 60 rating points in the “professional training” and “independent learning” categories.

In the professional training category, foreign domestic helpers can earn five points for attending local caregiving classes, 10 points for attending caregiving classes of over 90 hours, and 15 points for obtaining a national license for caregiving services.     [FULL  STORY]

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