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2020/10/14 | Joe Henley

Equal Rights for Migrant Workers Now

There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.

2020/03/09 | Daphne K. Lee

Coronavirus Impact Prompts Illegal Unpaid Leave for Taiwanese Workers

Both domestic and international tour operators have allegedly put their employees on unpaid leave of absence without notifying the Department of Labor.

2018/09/10 | TNL Staff

CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers

Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.

2018/09/03 | New Society For Taiwan

A Comprehensive Breakdown of Insurance Deductions from Salaries in Taiwan

Have you ever wondered whether you are paying the correct amount in insurance and pension contributions every month? This handy guide will help you find out.

2018/05/07 | Morley J Weston

Unprotected by Labor Standards Act, Taiwan’s Cops Work 12-Hour Shifts

Poor working conditions have taken a toll on recruiting, further compounding the problems of overworked police.

2018/03/15 | David Green

Taiwan under Pressure over Illegal Fishing, Human Rights as EU Takes Stock

A video spotlighting Taiwan's ongoing problems with illegal fishing and human rights abuses aboard its offshore vessels could not have come at a worse time.

2018/03/12 | Nick Aspinwall

Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards

Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment

2018/03/07 | David Green

AmCham Taipei Survey Calls for Labor Flexibility, Improved Policy Coordination

AmCham members positive over future but urge more action on labor flexibility and policy coordination.

2018/02/22 | TJ Ting

OPINION: Small Benefits Are Holding Taiwan's Workers Back

Is the 'happy company' phenomenon a mask for deeper workplace dissatisfaction?

2018/01/29 | TNL Staff

Social Workers to Feel the Brunt of Labor Act Amendments

One survey indicates that most social workers in Taiwan already make less than US$1,000 per month.

2018/01/26 | David Green

Survey of Global Firms in Taiwan Blasts Labor Laws, Warns on Talent

Taiwan-based business leaders from global companies suggest the country is slipping behind in the regional race.

2018/01/21 | TNL Staff

Week in Focus: Joshua Wong Heads Back to Jail

Freedom around the region defined the week as Joshua Wong again provided a focus for the decline of liberty in Hong Kong.

2018/01/14 | Morley J Weston

OPINION: Taiwan Should Abandon the Illusion of the 7-Day Week

Protests against Taiwan's labor law amendments are wide off the mark — Taiwan needs to fundamentally rethink its calendar.

2018/01/09 | Ting-Yu Chao

Labor Law Protests Continue as Lawmakers Convene

This is the latest in months of protests over the anticipated passage of revisions to a law originally intended to protect workers' rights.

2018/01/04 | Morley J Weston

Taiwan’s Gender Wage Gap is Decreasing, but Not Uniformly

It's tough to be a female artist in Taiwan, but not so bad to be a plumber.