I’ve just received a job offer from a buxiban in Tucheng, Taipei. The contract contains a number of unpleasant clauses, and I wonder if anyone can comment on the legality (or otherwise) of the following paragraphs:
[quote]8.1 An amount of NT$2,000 shall be deducted monthly from the teacher’s salary and placed in a separate account for emergency legal, medical, or travel fees.
8.2 This sum plus interest earned shall be reimbursed to the teacher when he completes his contract term or anytime employment with the School is terminated. The Teacher may access this fund at anytime however interest can only be earned after a full 12 months.[/quote]
I understood that it was illegal for the school to withhold pay in this fashion. But can anyone cite the relevant labour laws?