According to the “Labor Standards Act” in Taiwan, the Lunar New Year's Eve (January 31) and the Chinese New Year (February 1 to 3) are days off, which are commonly known as national holidays. Employers should give leave and pay according to law. Besides, if the worker agrees to work on these holidays, the wages shall be doubled according to law.
Besides, if the worker agrees to work on these holidays, the wages shall be doubled according to law. (Photo / Provided by MOL)
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) explained that if the private enterprise adopts the “5 workdays, 1 day off, and 1 official holiday” for every week and wish to adopt the 9-day Chinese New Year Holidays To be adjusted to a 9-day Spring Festival holiday according to the official calendar of government and administrative agencies this year, overtime pay for days off shall be given to employees.
Besides, MOL appeals to the companies to pay wages in advance before the holidays, so that workers can celebrate the Chinese New Year with peace of mind, or at least pay wages on time in accordance with laws.
The employees can appeal to the Labor Affairs Bureau or Social Affairs Bureau. (Photo / Provided by MOL)
MOL emphasized that if the employer violates the relevant regulations, the employees can appeal to the Labor Affairs Bureau or Social Affairs Bureau with evidence provided, ensuring employers comply with employment laws. In addition, during the 9-day Chinese New Year holiday, the 1955 Hotline for labor counseling and complaints is still open for employers and migrant workers seeking assistance.