Your browser does not seem to support JavaScript, but it does not matter, where the JavaScript syntax does not affect the content of the statement, in addition to forward, print, share, and other functions can not be used, if necessary, select Font size, IE6 please use the keyboard Hold down the ALT key + V → X → (G) maximum (L) larger (M) in the (S) smaller (A) is small, to choose the size of your text, while IE7 or Firefox browser may make use of the keyboard Ctrl + (+) enlarge (-) reduce to change the font size, such as the need to return to previous can use the browser provided by Alt + left arrow key (←) shortcut, print can be provided using a browser (Ctrl + P) function.
New work rules raise overtime pay by over 12%
Publish Date: 2017/04/25
Update Date: 2017/04/25
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) On average newly implemented work rules boosted overtime pay by more than 12 percent in the first two months of this year, though the number of overtime hours increased by less than 3 percent, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said on Monday.

Citing data, the DGBAS said that average overtime pay in Taiwan for the two month period was NT$1,681 (US$55.48), up 12.5 percent from a year earlier. The year-on-year growth for the two months was the highest since 2010, when growth topped 73 percent after the local economy bounced back from the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.

Pan Ning-hsin, deputy director of the DGBAS' census department, said that the new work rules, which came into effect in December, impacted labor costs as employers had to pay higher overtime pay.

Under the new work rules, the total maximum number of work hours has been reduced to 40 hours per week from 84 hours every two weeks and employees are now entitled to one mandatory day off and one "flexible" rest day per week -- measures that increase operating costs for employers.

Employers have to pay higher overtime if they ask employees to work on their "flexible" day off and must provide a matching day off as well as overtime pay to employees who are required to work on their mandatory day off.

According to the DGBAS, the hospitality, retail and security industries were most impacted by the new work rules, witnessing an increase in overtime pay of 260 percent, 130 percent and 40 percent, respectively, during the two month period.

However, overtime in the three sectors averaged 7.9 hours, up only 0.2 hours or 2.6 percent from a year earlier, the DGBAS said.

During the same period, the number of work hours fell 2.3 hours from a year earlier to 151, the DGBAS added.

The DGBAS said that the number of people employed in the local industrial and service sectors in the January-February period totaled about 7.50 million, up 75,000 or 1.01 percent from a year earlier. The number of employee in manufacturing rose 22,000, the largest growth among all segments in the industrial and service sectors, followed by an increase of 16,000 recorded by the wholesale and retail business and a 15,000 rise registered by hospitality and food/beverage businesses, the DGBAS said. (Courtesy of CNA)
Right-click on the picture can save it