COVID-19: Obligations for Employers in Taiwan

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Notable Information

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When employees request paid leave such as family care leave, employers cannot force to change the leave to unpaid disease prevention childcare leave. It may be fined up to 1000000 NTD.

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Interesting article from Aljazeera

The government has not made any financial support available for those working from home – particularly crucial because when schools were ordered closed until May 28 across Taipei and New Taipei City, parents were told they were legally allowed to take childcare leave but they would have to negotiate any pay with their employer.

On social media, there were complaints that supervisors were refusing to allow work from home because they could not believe the staff could be equally productive.

Posts also appeared about employers insisting office workers come into the workplace in shifts rather than work remotely. Others were told they could work from home but would not be paid.

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