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Employment law changes made for dispatch workers and APRC holders

Amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act (“LSA”) passed the legislature on 26 April 2019. These amendments aim to keep pace with the rise of the gig economy and an increasingly atypical workforce. Currently, there are around 150,000 dispatch employees in Taiwan. In order to provide greater protection for these dispatched employees, two key provisions were [...]

New rules on extensions of residence in Taiwan

The Taiwan Ministry of the Interior amended its rules on extensions of residence on 5 December 2018 with immediate effect. Under the new rules, most holders of an Alien Resident Permit (“ARC”) for the purpose of professional work in Taiwan can extend their residence for up to one year after his or her ARC expires. [...]

Working in Taiwan as a creative professional part II: the Employment Gold Card for special professionals in culture and the arts

This is the second of two FAQs on how creative professionals can live and work in Taiwan after the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals came into force in February 2018. Part I focused on how to obtain a freelance artist work permit. Part II focuses on how to obtain an Employment [...]

Working in Taiwan as a creative professional part I: the freelance artist work permit

This is the first of two FAQs on how creative professionals can live and work in Taiwan after the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals came into force in February 2018. Part I focuses on how to obtain a freelance artist work permit. Part II focuses on how to obtain an employment [...]

Restrictions eased on foreign professionals living and working in Taiwan

The Draft Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals passed smoothly through Taiwan’s legislative branch this past October and will come into force on 8 February 2018. This new law is part of an overarching effort by the Taiwanese government to attract and maintain foreign talent in targeted sectors in the face of [...]

Exenciones a los requisitos para el permiso de trabajo en Taiwán: El Mecanismo de Consulta

This is a Spanish translation of our English article “Exemptions to Taiwan’s work permit requirements: the Consultation Mechanism”, which you can find here. Esta es la traducción al español de nuestro artículo en inglés “Exemptions to Taiwan’s work permit requirements: the Consultation Mechanism”, el cuál se encuentra disponible aquí. Los requisitos para la obtención del [...]

Exemptions to Taiwan’s work permit requirements: the Consultation Mechanism

Taiwan’s work permit requirements may appear to be inflexible but little-known exemptions are readily available for two requirements: minimum employer capitalization/revenue and minimum post-graduate work experience. The Basic Requirements Most foreign professionals in Taiwan other than teachers are employed in Class A professional and technical work. To hire a foreign professional for Class A work, [...]

Taiwan to begin issuing entrepreneur visas from July

According to reports in the Chinese language media, National Development Council (NDC) Minister Woody Duh has announced that Taiwan will begin issuing entrepreneurial visas to foreign nationals from July, in a bid to attract talent, strengthen Taiwan’s startup ecosystem and create jobs. 2,000 visas a year will be available to foreign nationals (including nationals of [...]

WP’s Michael Fahey speaks on recent immigration liberalization in Taiwan

As part of our pro bono support for Forward Taiwan, a grass roots movement for immigration reform in Taiwan, Winkler Partners’ Michael Fahey spoke at the National Immigration Agency’s 2014 International Conference on Immigration Policy. The purpose of the presentation was to describe recent government liberalization and to evaluate them quantitatively and qualitatively. Forward Taiwan’s [...]

Translation of Taiwan’s Habeas Corpus Act

Taiwan’s Habeas Corpus Act came into effect on 8 July 2014. The Act has important implications for foreign nationals in Taiwan because it requires judicial review of administrative detention by agencies such as the National Immigration Agency . The Chinese-language United Daily News, for example, reported on 17 July that the Taoyuan District Court ordered [...]

 

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