INFOGRAPHIC: Why Many Workers are Angry at Changes to the Labor Laws

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Many Workers are Angry at Changes to the Labor Laws
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Changes to the Labor Standards Act could leave workers sleepless — and working for as many as 12 days at a time.

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Revisions to the Labor Standards Act agreed Nov. 6 and passed to the Legislative Yuan for review late Thursday, Nov. 9, pave the way for changes to work schedules across the country.

The changes were sold as, “allow[ing] flexibility to both employees and employers,” but some provisions have been criticized for eliminating protections afforded by the last revision, known as “One fixed, One Flexible,” passed in late 2016.

A simplified history and some of the more controversial revisions to the law are explained below:

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Editor: Morley J Weston

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