What you need to know
Changes to the Labor Standards Act could leave workers sleepless — and working for as many as 12 days at a time.
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:
Editor: Morley J Weston