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Taiwan Eases Work-Hour Limits for Higher Earners

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Taiwan Eases Work-Hour Limits for Higher Earners
Taiwan Eases Work-Hour Limits for Higher Earners
Calendar29 July 2019

Effective 23 May 2019, Taiwan has eased (Chinese) working time laws so supervisory and management employees who earn at least TWD 150,000 per month can work up to 12 hours per day. These employees previously could not work more than eight hours daily and 40 hours weekly. Female employees who meet the requirements for longer workdays no longer are prohibited from working between 10 pm and 6 am.

Employees must agree to changes in their working hours — employers can’t impose a new schedule. Revised working hours must be set out in a document for authorization by the local labor office.

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