So the language below applies to me, a foreign employee of a buxiban? If so, Whoa:
Employers shall appropriate labor pension reserve funds ranging between 2% and 15% of the total monthly wages of their employees and deposit such amount in a designated account. The funds in said account may not be used as an assignment, seizure, offset or security object. The central competent authority shall establish regulations on the proportion, procedure and management of the funds to be appropriated and present them to the Executive Yuan for approval.
I've never bothered to look at that part of the Labor Standards Act, and I don't recall my employer ever withholding any amounts for a pension. I knew about the National Pension and the Labor Pension, but since I'm not married, I've always just figured I was toast on that score. Anyway, I doubt that any of this is going to work out so that I get a pension, but it's certainly interesting--no sarcasm.
My employer and I have gotten used to each other over the years, and they've put up with me, and, well, I guess I like them. I certainly wouldn't want to lock horns with them about this, not that I would even have a case--but that's not to doubt your information.
For Ignatius, "it is here in the Crescent City that I am assured of having a roof over my head and a Dr. Nut in my stomach." For me it's New Taipei City and a biandang. So I try to maintain a little bit of gratitude--just a little bit.
But anyway, this is news to me, and it's very interesting. Thanks for the info, @yyy