Taiwan implements paid home leave for migrant workers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/18
By: Wu Hsin-yun and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Migrant workers in Taiwan are now eligible for paid leave to visit

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their home countries after one year of service, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Tuesday.

The new regulations, which took effect Tuesday, stipulate that employers cannot refuse to grant paid vacation and certain other types of leave once the conditions are met, or they risk a fine of NT$60,000 to NT$300,000 (US$1,974-US$9,870) and revocation of their permits to hire migrant workers, the ministry said.

Under the new regulations, migrant workers also have the right to paid marriage leave, bereavement leave, and personal leave, in accordance with the Labor Standard Law, the Labor Contract Law and the Act of Gender Equality in Employment, which now cover such workers, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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