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Taiwan labor law amendments: five key takeaways for employers

In December 2016, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan made controversial amendments to the Labor Standards Act (the “LSA”) in order to implement a five-day work week and protect employees’ annual leave rights. In order to further clarify how employers can comply with these new laws in practice and to deal with some commonly raised concerns, the Ministry [...]

Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor further clarifies new leave rules

Since amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act (the “LSA”) came into force in December 2016, both employees and employers have often found themselves unsure of how the changes apply in the workplace. In order to clarify how employers can in practice comply with these amendments regarding flexible rest days and avoid potential disputes with their [...]

Diez consejos en cuanto a relaciones laborales en Taiwán

This is a Spanish translation of our English article “Ten tips for Taiwan employment contracts”, which you can find here. Esta es la traducción al español de nuestro artículo en inglés “Ten tips for Taiwan employment contracts”, el cuál se encuentra disponible aquí. El ámbito laboral se ha convertido en un tema de suma importancia [...]

Amendments to Labor Standards Act passed

After lengthy discussion and public debate, amendments to the Labor Standards Act (“LSA”) were passed after its third reading on 6 December 2016. The main changes that employment law practitioners, human resource managers, employers and employees must be aware of include: Changes to annual leave The qualifying threshold for taking paid annual leave has been [...]

2016 Taiwan employment law overview

Winkler Partners’ Christine Chen has contributed an overview of employment and employee benefits in Taiwan to Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law. These resources are drafted in a question and answer format that allows practitioners to easily compare Taiwanese employment laws to the corresponding laws in other jurisdictions. The overview covers all recent amendments to employment law [...]

Mass layoffs in Taiwan: A guide for employers

When an employer needs to dismiss a certain amount of its Taiwan workforce over a defined period of time, the employer must comply with the provisions of the Act for Worker Protection of Mass Redundancy (the “MRA”). Any employer who does not follow the procedures under the MRA may be subject to administrative fines of [...]

Christine Chen contributes to Taylor Vinters International Employment Law Update

Christine Chen, head of our employment and immigration practice, has contributed to the January edition of International Employment Law Update published by Taylor Vinters, a UK-based law firm with offices in London, Cambridge and Singapore. The update includes employment law news from jurisdictions around the world and is targeted at human resources managers. In the [...]

Ten tips for Taiwan employment contracts

Employment in Taiwan has increasingly become a prominent issue, with the number of employment law disputes brought by employees rising significantly in recent years. Below is a list of ten useful tips for Taiwan employers to keep in mind when negotiating and drafting their written employment agreements. While not exhaustive, the following list is aimed [...]

Christine Chen to speak at Asia employment law conference

Partner Christine Chen will be speaking at the HR Connection event in Singapore on 8 September, hosted by UK-based law firm Taylor Vinters. The event will gather legal practitioners and human resource managers from across the Asia Pacific region to discuss employment-related topics that businesses and lawyers in the region contend with. As head of [...]

Christine Chen contributes to Taylor Vinters International Employment Law Update

Christine Chen, head of our employment and immigration practice, has contributed to the June edition of International Employment Law Update published by Taylor Vinters, a Cambridge, UK based law firm with offices in London and Singapore. The update includes employment law news from jurisdictions around the world and is targeted at human resources managers. In [...]

 

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