Taipei City fines Chunghwa Telecom, Honghwa International for overtime violations

Taipei City Department of Labor ruled on Monday to impose fines of NT$1 million on Chunghwa Telecom and its contractor for overtime violations stemming from Chunghwa Telecom’s introduction of a popular NT$499 flat-rate package

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/05/16
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City Department of Labor (DOL) ruled on Monday to impose

(By Central News Agency)

fines of NT$1 million on Chunghwa Telecom and its contractor Honghwa International for overtime violations stemming from Chunghwa Telecom’s introduction of a popular NT$499 flat-rate package.

On May 11, the DOL dispatched inspectors to Chunghwa Telecom and its contractor Honghwa International to verify if any regulatory violations had occurred. The telecom giant recently introduced a NT$499 flat-rate package, garnering long queues outside of its stores across the nation.

The inspectors reviewed random attendance records for the month of May and found that many employees had worked 12 consecutive hours or more on a workday, which is a violation of Labor Standards Act.

Factoring in the evidence, impact scale, and both companies’ failure to make improvement, DOL ruled on imposing fines of NT$1 million on both companies respectively.
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