I don’t mean to add to anyone’s confusion (I’m somewhat confused, too), so if this confuses anyone, they can just skip it, because maybe this post is not even relevant to the topic of this thread.
On the Bureau of Labor Insurance website, I see English translations of at least three laws:
(1) The National Pension Act bli.gov.tw/en/sub.aspx?a=AyZL3p%2BlQ6k%3D
(2) The Labor Pension Act bli.gov.tw/en/sub.aspx?a=JpyLhdHXQNs%3D
(3) The Employment Insurance Act bli.gov.tw/en/sub.aspx?a=yjSi8nnR0OU%3D
The English translation of the Employment Insurance Act contains, among other things, the following language:
[quote]For workers who are above 15 years old and below 65 years old and meet the following criteria should participate in this employment insurance with their employers or the organizations or institutions for which they belonged to as the insured units:
Hold the nationality of the Republic of China.
Foreigners, people in Mainland China area, and resident of Hong Kong or Macau who get married with nationals whose household are registered in the territory of the Republic of China and have obtained residence to work and stay in Taiwan region.[/quote]–Article 5
But I don’t see language like the language immediately above in the copies that I saw of the National Pension Act or the Labor Pension Act. (Maybe I missed it, or maybe there’s more updating to do.) And I don’t know if any or all of these three laws have a relationship to each other, and if so, what that relationship involves.
Laws here are often accompanied by implementation laws (enforcement rules) and of course regulations. So there may be more to the matter than what I’m posting here. Also, I think sometimes subtle or obscure-seeming changes in the law can actually be important.
Again, I don’t want to worry anyone or add to their confusion, so if this post bothers or confuses anyone, they can just skip it. I’m nobody, I don’t know anything, and I don’t know how to do anything.
I will say this: It certainly would be nice if a knowledgeable person (say, Feiren) would give some idea of how all this works based on law, or enforcement rules, or regulations, or any other relevant things. Even an accountant-type explanation would be nice. (I think that generally, good accountants may not know the letter of the law, but they often know how things work. Then, too, maybe we’ve already gotten our accountant-type explanation.)