I have a question regarding this post, but may need to explain my situation first. I arrived in Taipei on jan15 and began interviews right away. after a couple weeks, I narrowed my search down to two. Both of these companies switched the original offers from full time to part time, but I found it a good opportunity to work both at a cram school and for an adult business english class. The former is more of my full time position- I have 14 teaching hours there, and work salary five days/week for decent wage. I signed a year long contract with them and have received my work permit. I have obtained my official visitor visa and am now trying to get my ARC. Do I need a different visa to stay longer than April 15?
My second, and more important question, is about my "business english" class. You mentioned that a person cannot work at two different places without permission. This is becoming a problem for me. I was given two different contracts by this company. One was a year long commitment to them, which only guaranteed that I would be their employee, but would not ensure me work. The second contract was for the company to which I would be sent to teach. The latter was a 2 month contract with points outlining my wage, my time/quality commitment, and the penalties for failing to uphold the contract. I refused the year-long contract, as it didn't ensure me enough work to obtain my arc or work permit, but I signed the latter and have been working for the past month at this company without a permit. My supervisors have been contacting me this past week saying that I must sign the year-long commitment in order to get a work permit and be paid for my work. They are insisting that I sign the contract as is, and aren't offering any reasonable information. As I mentioned before, the contract wasn't agreeable, and still isn't, and I don't plan on signing it. Still, I don't want to breach a contract I have already signed that has a penalty of $50,000ntd for failing to uphold. It seems that I have been working illegally for this second company for the past month, and haven't been getting paid by th m on top of that. What should I do? Who should I talk to? Is there someone with the legal knowledge and who speaks English well enough to help me figure this out?