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2021/01/15 | Bryan Chou

Indonesia Delays Migrant Worker Fee Exemption

Indonesia’s state agency in charge of migrant worker protection announced today that it will delay the implementation of the “exemption of placement fee policy” by six months.

2020/10/29 | Bryan Chou

What Can Taiwan Learn From South Korea in Recruiting Migrant Workers?

Taiwan has had a labor brokerage system for migrant workers in place for around three decades, but calls are mounting for the government to replace it with a direct-hire scheme. How should Taiwan do it?

2018/01/18 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Making Remittances Easier for Asia's Migrant Workers

EMQ has made remittances easier in Hong Kong and now aims to expand into payments as it deepens its network in Asia and beyond.

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

2018/04/27 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan Labor Ministry's Brokerage Evaluation Sparks Concern

The labor agency's yearly assessment of migrant worker broker firms is underway, but a recent protest has renewed sentiments that the brokerage system is unethical by design.