Texting employees after hours comes at a price

The China Post
Date: March 12, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In the first arbitration ruling of its kind in Taiwan, New Taipei City on Saturday awarded NT$2,598 in overtime pay to an employee who had to send work-related messages via Line after regular office hours.

The Labor Affairs Department under the New Taipei City Government announced the decision yesterday of the arbitration case lodged in 2015 by a New Taipei resident who worked for an electronics parts manufacturer and was laid off.

Upon being fired, the ex-employee asked for overtime pay, including for messages sent to management and co-workers after work hours via the popular messaging app Line.

The company had argued that it owed the worker only NT$200 in a monthly phone subsidy.    [FULL  STORY]

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