[quote=“zender”]Hey, this is an interesting twist on “run out the back door; the inspectors are here.” They want you to run over to where the wolves . . . erm I mean inspectors are.[/quote]Yeah, this is a new one for me, too. I’ve heard of people having an ARC for one school and being asked to work for another that’s not on their ARC, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone being asked to pretend to work for a school that’s not on their ARC.
[quote=“twonavels”]. . . Or might they just be unaware of this fact?[/quote]That’s what I’m wondering. Maybe the original poster should gently, tactfully ask them if they know that it’s illegal. Maybe he should also gently, tactfully explain to them that it looks like a really easy way to get busted.
twonavels already fully answered the OP’s question, but while twonavels was posting I was looking up and copying all this stuff, and I’ve just got to paste it, so. . . .
[color=#FF0000]CAVEAT:[/color] I don’t really know anything, I just read what others write, and I sometimes look at translations of the law (which may be mistranslations, may be outdated, may be otherwise wrong, or may have been misread by me).
But anyway, here are my pastings:
Below is an English translation of the pertinent parts of the Employment Services Act, taken from the Ministry of Justice website.
This seems to pertain to your situation:
Where any of the following circumstances has arisen or existed with respect to a Foreign Worker, the Employment Permit therefore shall be annulled:
- The employed Foreign Worker has engaged in work for an Employer who is not stated in the Permit. . . .[/quote]
This seems to pertain to your employer’s situation:
As for employment of Foreign Worker(s), Employer shall not engage in any of the following:
- Employing a Foreign Worker without Permit or after the expiration of Permit therefore, or a Foreign Worker that has been permitted to be employed at the same time by a third party;
- Employing in the name of the Employer a Foreign Worker, but in reality causing that Foreign Worker engage in work for a third party;
- Appointing the employed Foreign Worker to engage in work that is not within the sphere of the Permit;
Anyone that violates . . . Subparagraph 1 or 2 of Article 57 shall be fined therefore an amount of at least one hundred and fifty thousand New Taiwan Dollars (NT$ 150,000) and at most seven hundred and fifty thousand New Taiwan Dollars (NT$ 750,000); anyone with a recurrent violation of the same provision above-mentioned within five (5) years shall be imprisoned for a term of at most three (3) years, or detained for hard labor, and/or penalized for an amount of at most one million and two hundred thousand New Taiwan Dollars (NT$ 1,200,000).
Anyone that violates . . . Subparagraph 3 or 4 of Article 57 . . . shall be fined therefore an amount of at least thirty thousand New Taiwan Dollars (NT$ 30,000) and at most one hundred and fifty thousand New Taiwan Dollars (NT$ 150,000).[/quote]
I found the above information at law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/Fnews/FnewsCo … =undefined . It’s assigned a date of July 11, 2007.
Additionally, here are a couple of quotes from this board:
[quote=“ML McLean”]If the second school is not on your ARC, you are illegally working.[/quote] forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 85#p450985
[quote=“ML McLean”] Practically speaking for those in the chain schools, when you’re being asked to sub in a different location, be sure you let the school know that they are asking you to break the law and work illegally.[/quote] forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi … 58#p451958