‘The financial costs of the new workweek law are real’

The China Post
Date: March 24, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu

“At the beginning … we in the dining services industry said that this law was

In this undated photo, diners enjoy Korean-style barbecue at Jing Xiang Group’s Bungy Jump restaurant in Taipei on Thursday, March 23. (Photos courtesy of Brian Lin)

implemented in too rushed a fashion. It didn’t let us prepare, nor was there any guidance or education. I think that we all thought these were flaws in the policy,” said Brian Lin (林奕成), general manager of Jing Xiang Group Co., Ltd. (京享實業有限公司), reflecting on the new workweek law.

The labor law made headlines again earlier this month after Nantou Magistrate Lin Ming-chen (林明溱) said he was refusing to implement the law in his county, claiming that the regulations severely disrupted previous industry arrangements.

Other local leaders also came out to question the workweek law, while a few gave it their backing.    [FULL  STORY]

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