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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

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須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency,

Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

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Table of Contents

What Foreign Workers in Taiwan Need to Know...3

I. Comply with the following related regulations...5

II. Your rights while working in Taiwan ...7

III. Sensible choice: Legal or Illegal? ...10

IV Other matters and related regulations that need your attention:...11

V. Seeking legal aid channels...14

VI Self-care and Protection...15

VII. Health and Living Tips...19

VIII. Taiwan folk festivals, customs and recommended scenic spots...23

IX. Other Legal Advocacy...26

X. A Lesson in Easy Conversational Chinese...29

Annex 1: Foreign Workers Consultation Service Center List...30

Annex. 10 : Chinese/Foreign Language Broadcasting Program List Entrusted to Handle for Foreign Workers provided by Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Executive Yuan ...37

Annex 2: Ministry of Labor, [1955] Consultation hotline for workers...31

Annex 3: Foreign Representative Offices in Taiwan...31

Annex 4: Branch offices of National Tax Administration...32

Annex 5: Taiwan International Airport Office- Foreign Worker Service Center...32

Annex 6: Bureau of National Health Insurance, Department of Health, and Branch Offices ...33

Annex 7: Branch offices of Bureau of Labor Insurance, Ministry of Labor...33

Annex 8: Address, Telephone No., and Fax No. list of the NIA’s Service Centers...34

Annex 9: Address, Telephone No., and Fax No. list of the NIA’s Specialized Operation Brigades...36

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

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須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

目 錄

「 外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 」 . . . .3 9

壹 、 您 應 遵 守 的 相 關 規 定 : . . . 4 1 貳 、 您 在 臺 工 作 期 間 所 享 有 的 權 益 . . . 4 2 參 、 明 智 選 擇 : 合 法 ? 非 法 ? . . . 4 5 肆 、 其 他 應 注 意 事 項 與 相 關 規 定 : . . . 4 6 伍 、 尋 求 法 律 協 助 的 管 道 . . . 4 8 陸 、 自 我 照 顧 與 人 身 保 護 . . . .4 9 柒 、 健 康 常 識 與 生 活 小 撇 步 . . . 5 2 捌 、 臺 灣 民 俗 節 慶 與 著 名 景 點 推 薦 . . . 5 6 玖 、 其 他 法 令 宣 導 . . . 5 8 十 、 中 文 簡 易 生 活 用 語 教 學 . . . 6 1

附表一:各地外勞諮詢服務中心一覽表...62

附表二:勞動部「1955勞工諮詢申訴專線」...63

附表三:外勞輸出國家駐臺機構...63

附表四:各區國稅局...64

附表五:臺灣國際航空站外勞服務站一覽表...64

附表六:衛生福利部中央健康保險署及各分區業務組一覽表 ...64

附表七:勞動部勞工保險局各地辦事處一覽表...64

附表八:內政部移民署服務站電話地址一覽表 ...65

附表九:內政部移民署專勤隊電話地址一覽表 ...66

附表十:勞動部委託辦理「製播外勞業務中、外語廣播節目」頻道表 ...67

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

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What Foreign Workers in Taiwan Need to Know

◆To protect your working rights in Taiwan, please take note of the following details, and remind your employer to undertake the following processes seriously: Schedule your medical examination; Report the results of your medical examination. Notify authorities of your arrival;

Apply for the Employment Permit and its extension; and other related matters. After the employer has completed each process, you should personally list down in this handbook the actual date of your medical examination, and the related recruitment permit; and, the date and document number of the approved medical examination. You are also to keep this handbook properly.

Basic Personal Information:

Name

Nationality: Gender: Date of Birth: Month Day Year Passport Number Date of Entry: Month Day Year Please take note of the following details, and persuade your employer to process the application according to prescribed deadlines:

Post-Arrival Application for Employment Permit

1. If you passed your medical examination, you should apply for the Alien Resident Certificate and Employment Permit within 15 days from the date of entry.

(Approved recruitment period: Month Day Year until Month Date Year; Employment Permit Number: Month Day Year; Document No. ) 2. If you are engaged in an important and special project, your employer can apply additional

extension of permit within 60 days prior to the expiration of your current extended permit. The longest allowable extension of work permit is up to six months. (Approved Employment Permit Extension Period:_______Month_______ Day_______Year to _______Month_______

Day_______Year, Extension of Employment Permit Document Number _______Month_______

Day_______Year No: ______________ )

3. If you are transferred to a new employer, please remind your new employer to apply for a continuation of the Employment Permit.

(Approved Continuation period: Month Date Year until Month Date Year; Continuation document no.: Month Date Year No. )

Post-Arrival Medical Examination and Notification

1. You have to undergo a medical examination within 3 days from the date of arrival Month _______ Day ________ Year ________

2. You have to undergo a medical examination within 30 days before or after your 6th month of employment, and report the results: _____Month_____Day _________Year

3. You have to undergo a medical examination within 30 days before or after your 18th month of employment, and report the results: ____Month_____Day_________Year

4. You have to undergo a medical examination within 30 days before or after your 30th month of employment, and report the results: ____Month_____Day_________Year

Important Details

1.Within 30 days before or after you have completed working for 6 months, 18 months, 30 months, your employer should schedule your medical examination. The employer does not need to notify the local health authority if the results are normal. On the other hand, the employer needs to schedule a follow-up examination if some results turn out abnormal or with uncertain diagnosis and reports the results to the local health authorities within 15 days after receiving the diagnosis report issued by the hospital.

2. Your employer cannot infringe upon or withhold your passport, alien resident certificate or properties.

3. Please remind your employer to apply for the extension of your Alien Resident Certificate within 30 days before it expires.

4. If you are under validity residence period, and need to go home for emergency or vacation. A day before, need to apply for re-entry permit at your local county immigration service center before going abroad. Basically the re-entry permit is issue for one month only. For special case, if there’s a need to prolonged or shorten the period, you should submit in writing form which is verify by both employer and employee, to begin on lengthening or shortening the period. And asked to return the country before the permit expired.

5. If you have not violated any laws and regulations during your employment period but have been terminated with your employment relationship early due to other reasons; or leave the country upon expiration of your Employment Permit period; or failed your medical examination and returned to your native country for treatment, followed by passing your physical examination;

you may re-enter the country to work. You may apply a visa to work in Taiwan after you have left the country for at least one day. In the events that you obtain a qualified certification of medical examination issued by a designated hospital in Taiwan country within in 3 months prior to entering Taiwan, you don’t need to take medical examination in your home country or be examined within three (3) days upon your entrance to Taiwan. However your cumulative employment period in Taiwan may not exceed 12years. However, foreign domestic workers who meet a certain qualification and condition shall extend employment period to 14 years.

6. After you enter Taiwan, and you do not report to your legal employer for 3 consecutive days, or has lost contact, or has been found to work for an illegal employer, you shall also be compelled to leave the country in a set time, and shall not be allowed to work in Taiwan again.

7. If your passport WAS renewed during your employment period in Taiwan, please ask your employer to update your information to the Ministry of Labor, Executive Yuan, and at National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior as soon as possible.

8. During your employment period in Taiwan, if you were diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous pleurisy, human immunodeficiency virus , or leprosy, your Employment Permit will be revoked. However, when you have other infectious diseases, you can continue to work in Taiwan if you accept treatment. A Part of foreign worker with tuberculosis individual case, thru the local department of health agreed, to be treated in Taiwan, refer to no.9 below: Foreign workers who was diagnosed of amebic dysentery within 3 days upon entering to Taiwan is regarded as failed medical examination and may not be able to get an Employment Permit., the foreign workers should be re-examined within 65 days.

Services provided by Direct Hiring Service

◆Direct Hiring Service Center founded by Workforce development agency (WDA), Ministry of labor (MOL) will provide a one stop service in order to assist employers of various industries to hire

Foreign workers. The advantages of Direct Hiring Service Center for Employers are as Follows:

1.Efficient:

In terms of rehiring the same foreign worker, the employer needs to process document on his own prior to the worker's return to his or her home country (The employer does not need to go through an agency for such entry permit). The employer must apply for a visa at "Direct Hiring Service Center" on behalf of foreign worker and mail the visa application documents to the Representative Offices. Upon returning to his/her home country, foreign workers may enter Taiwan to work with the visa after health examination.

2.Economize:

The employer and foreign workers may appoint the“Direct hiring service center”for the transferring

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

4

What Foreign Workers in Taiwan Need to Know

◆To protect your working rights in Taiwan, please take note of the following details, and remind your employer to undertake the following processes seriously: Schedule your medical examination; Report the results of your medical examination. Notify authorities of your arrival;

Apply for the Employment Permit and its extension; and other related matters. After the employer has completed each process, you should personally list down in this handbook the actual date of your medical examination, and the related recruitment permit; and, the date and document number of the approved medical examination. You are also to keep this handbook properly.

Basic Personal Information:

Name

Nationality: Gender: Date of Birth: Month Day Year Passport Number Date of Entry: Month Day Year Please take note of the following details, and persuade your employer to process the application according to prescribed deadlines:

Post-Arrival Application for Employment Permit

1. If you passed your medical examination, you should apply for the Alien Resident Certificate and Employment Permit within 15 days from the date of entry.

(Approved recruitment period: Month Day Year until Month Date Year; Employment Permit Number: Month Day Year; Document No. ) 2. If you are engaged in an important and special project, your employer can apply additional

extension of permit within 60 days prior to the expiration of your current extended permit. The longest allowable extension of work permit is up to six months. (Approved Employment Permit Extension Period:_______Month_______ Day_______Year to _______Month_______

Day_______Year, Extension of Employment Permit Document Number _______Month_______

Day_______Year No: ______________ )

3. If you are transferred to a new employer, please remind your new employer to apply for a continuation of the Employment Permit.

(Approved Continuation period: Month Date Year until Month Date Year; Continuation document no.: Month Date Year No. )

Post-Arrival Medical Examination and Notification

1. You have to undergo a medical examination within 3 days from the date of arrival Month _______ Day ________ Year ________

2. You have to undergo a medical examination within 30 days before or after your 6th month of employment, and report the results: _____Month_____Day _________Year

3. You have to undergo a medical examination within 30 days before or after your 18th month of employment, and report the results: ____Month_____Day_________Year

4. You have to undergo a medical examination within 30 days before or after your 30th month of employment, and report the results: ____Month_____Day_________Year

Important Details

1.Within 30 days before or after you have completed working for 6 months, 18 months, 30 months, your employer should schedule your medical examination. The employer does not need to notify the local health authority if the results are normal. On the other hand, the employer needs to schedule a follow-up examination if some results turn out abnormal or with uncertain diagnosis and reports the results to the local health authorities within 15 days after receiving the diagnosis report issued by the hospital.

2. Your employer cannot infringe upon or withhold your passport, alien resident certificate or properties.

3. Please remind your employer to apply for the extension of your Alien Resident Certificate within 30 days before it expires.

4. If you are under validity residence period, and need to go home for emergency or vacation. A day before, need to apply for re-entry permit at your local county immigration service center before going abroad. Basically the re-entry permit is issue for one month only. For special case, if there’s a need to prolonged or shorten the period, you should submit in writing form which is verify by both employer and employee, to begin on lengthening or shortening the period. And asked to return the country before the permit expired.

5. If you have not violated any laws and regulations during your employment period but have been terminated with your employment relationship early due to other reasons; or leave the country upon expiration of your Employment Permit period; or failed your medical examination and returned to your native country for treatment, followed by passing your physical examination;

you may re-enter the country to work. You may apply a visa to work in Taiwan after you have left the country for at least one day. In the events that you obtain a qualified certification of medical examination issued by a designated hospital in Taiwan country within in 3 months prior to entering Taiwan, you don’t need to take medical examination in your home country or be examined within three (3) days upon your entrance to Taiwan. However your cumulative employment period in Taiwan may not exceed 12years. However, foreign domestic workers who meet a certain qualification and condition shall extend employment period to 14 years.

6. After you enter Taiwan, and you do not report to your legal employer for 3 consecutive days, or has lost contact, or has been found to work for an illegal employer, you shall also be compelled to leave the country in a set time, and shall not be allowed to work in Taiwan again.

7. If your passport WAS renewed during your employment period in Taiwan, please ask your employer to update your information to the Ministry of Labor, Executive Yuan, and at National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior as soon as possible.

8. During your employment period in Taiwan, if you were diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous pleurisy, human immunodeficiency virus , or leprosy, your Employment Permit will be revoked. However, when you have other infectious diseases, you can continue to work in Taiwan if you accept treatment. A Part of foreign worker with tuberculosis individual case, thru the local department of health agreed, to be treated in Taiwan, refer to no.9 below: Foreign workers who was diagnosed of amebic dysentery within 3 days upon entering to Taiwan is regarded as failed medical examination and may not be able to get an Employment Permit., the foreign workers should be re-examined within 65 days.

Services provided by Direct Hiring Service

◆Direct Hiring Service Center founded by Workforce development agency (WDA), Ministry of labor (MOL) will provide a one stop service in order to assist employers of various industries to hire

Foreign workers. The advantages of Direct Hiring Service Center for Employers are as Follows:

1.Efficient:

In terms of rehiring the same foreign worker, the employer needs to process document on his own prior to the worker's return to his or her home country (The employer does not need to go through an agency for such entry permit). The employer must apply for a visa at "Direct Hiring Service Center" on behalf of foreign worker and mail the visa application documents to the Representative Offices. Upon returning to his/her home country, foreign workers may enter Taiwan to work with the visa after health examination.

2.Economize:

The employer and foreign workers may appoint the“Direct hiring service center”for the transferring

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

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and sending of documents in order to save on Domestic Agency fees.

3.Effortless:

Submitting application documents to the Ministry of Labor through “Direct Hiring Service Center”, the employers and foreign workers will receive efficient and satisfying services that include verification of foreign documents and processing of entry visas and more. This service is applicable for re-hiring foreign workers by the same employer via direct hiring.

◆Starting from 2012, the employers of domestic caretaker, domestic helper, manufacturing industry, construction industry, and institutional caregiver will receive assistance from the Direct Hiring Service Center in hiring or rehiring foreign workers with the Employment Permit, and select workers online or in person via International Direct e-Recruitment System (IDeS).

Furthermore, starting from 2015, customized “Project Worker Selection” service is available for manufacturer employers to conduct international hiring in accordance with the needs and specific timing of the employers.

◆Direct Hiring Joint Service Center Website:https://dhsc.wda.gov.tw

◆Taipei Service Center:11th Floor No. 39 Zhonghua Road, Section 1 Zhongzheng District Taipei City 100 Telephone no.:02-6613-0811,Fax no.:02-6617-1320

◆Dear foreign friends, we welcome you here in Taiwan to help us with our various projects in national constructions, industrial production and related social welfare services. In order to thank you, and make your employment in Taiwan as pleasant as possible. Some information is provided to remind you.

I. Comply with the following related regulations

1. Undergo medical examination at specified periods:

You have to undergo medical examinations on the following periods: within 30 days after your arrival in China for 6 months, 18 months, and 30 months. In addition, if you are employed or expired at the expiration of your employment, From the effective date of the license, the same.

2. Apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) within a specified period:

Within 15 days of your entry to Taiwan, you should be accompanied by an employer or members of a private employment services institution to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate with enclosure of relevant documents to the nearest National Immigration Agency of your residence (as shown in enclosed Table 8) and file fingerprinting.

3. Your employer has to notify the authorities of your arrival and apply for an Employment Permit and extension at specified periods:

Upon initial entry to Taiwan, and passing of the medical examination, your employer is required to fill out the “Arrival Notification of Foreign Worker” and submit within 3 days to the local labor bureau in accordance with the Disciplinary Life Plan of employed Class B foreign workers, and obtain from the same bureau the“Certificate of Arrival Notification of Foreign Worker.

Must submit it within 15 days of your entry to Taiwan With the issued certificate and other related documents submit it to the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of labor Executive Yuan (hereinafter referred to as Council of Labor Affairs before), and apply for the Employment Permit in behalf of the employer. (Please note that according to the regulations, application of Employment Permit is still required for employers whose foreign worker entered Taiwan more than 3 days and leave within 15 days) The local labor bureau will monitor your application in accordance with the Disciplinary Life Plan of employed Class B foreign workers within 3 months from day after receipt of the Certificate of Arrival Notification of Foreign Worker. If you

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

6

and sending of documents in order to save on Domestic Agency fees.

3.Effortless:

Submitting application documents to the Ministry of Labor through “Direct Hiring Service Center”, the employers and foreign workers will receive efficient and satisfying services that include verification of foreign documents and processing of entry visas and more. This service is applicable for re-hiring foreign workers by the same employer via direct hiring.

◆Starting from 2012, the employers of domestic caretaker, domestic helper, manufacturing industry, construction industry, and institutional caregiver will receive assistance from the Direct Hiring Service Center in hiring or rehiring foreign workers with the Employment Permit, and select workers online or in person via International Direct e-Recruitment System (IDeS).

Furthermore, starting from 2015, customized “Project Worker Selection” service is available for manufacturer employers to conduct international hiring in accordance with the needs and specific timing of the employers.

◆Direct Hiring Joint Service Center Website:https://dhsc.wda.gov.tw

◆Taipei Service Center:11th Floor No. 39 Zhonghua Road, Section 1 Zhongzheng District Taipei City 100 Telephone no.:02-6613-0811,Fax no.:02-6617-1320

◆Dear foreign friends, we welcome you here in Taiwan to help us with our various projects in national constructions, industrial production and related social welfare services. In order to thank you, and make your employment in Taiwan as pleasant as possible. Some information is provided to remind you.

I. Comply with the following related regulations

1. Undergo medical examination at specified periods:

You have to undergo medical examinations on the following periods: within 30 days after your arrival in China for 6 months, 18 months, and 30 months. In addition, if you are employed or expired at the expiration of your employment, From the effective date of the license, the same.

2. Apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) within a specified period:

Within 15 days of your entry to Taiwan, you should be accompanied by an employer or members of a private employment services institution to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate with enclosure of relevant documents to the nearest National Immigration Agency of your residence (as shown in enclosed Table 8) and file fingerprinting.

3. Your employer has to notify the authorities of your arrival and apply for an Employment Permit and extension at specified periods:

Upon initial entry to Taiwan, and passing of the medical examination, your employer is required to fill out the “Arrival Notification of Foreign Worker” and submit within 3 days to the local labor bureau in accordance with the Disciplinary Life Plan of employed Class B foreign workers, and obtain from the same bureau the“Certificate of Arrival Notification of Foreign Worker.

Must submit it within 15 days of your entry to Taiwan With the issued certificate and other related documents submit it to the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of labor Executive Yuan (hereinafter referred to as Council of Labor Affairs before), and apply for the Employment Permit in behalf of the employer. (Please note that according to the regulations, application of Employment Permit is still required for employers whose foreign worker entered Taiwan more than 3 days and leave within 15 days) The local labor bureau will monitor your application in accordance with the Disciplinary Life Plan of employed Class B foreign workers within 3 months from day after receipt of the Certificate of Arrival Notification of Foreign Worker. If you

worker for an important and a special project, before your Employment Permit expires, you need to extend your working period. Your employer must apply for the employment extension permit through the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of labor within 60 days before expiration.

4. Your actual employer must be the one indicated in the Employment Permit.

You cannot transfer and work for another employer without approval from the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of labor

5. The work that you do and the workplace must be the same as indicated in the Employment Permit.

You cannot engage in any other job, or in another place other than permitted.

6. Before your contract expires, you must discuss with your original employer whether you will be rehired, please be reminded:

1. If you don’t plan to continue your employment contract with the orginal employer and wish to go home, you must process the termination verification 14 days before your employment contract expires and the employer must assist you with the process of going home.

2. if you plan to continue your employment contract with the original employer, the original employer must process the reappointment papers 2- 4 months before your employment contract expires.

3. if you don’t plan to continue your employement contract with the original employer but plan to change employer upon expiration of your employment contract, the original employer must process the transfer papers 2 to 4 months before your employement contract expires.

7. If you come to Taiwan to carry out the following work description, please be reminded :

1. If you are engaged in a household care giving job and the person you look after dies, you should remind and urge your employer to apply for your transfer to a new employer at the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of labor as soon as possible and within 30 days.

The new employer or the qualified relative will continue your approved employment period.

2. Engage in fishing or ocean work, Upon coming to Taiwan, the employer shall apply for foreign nationaly crew card, After end of contract or repatriated for any reason, you should surrender your foreign nationality crew card to employeer.

8. If you derive an income from working in Taiwan, you are required to file an income tax return. (Please refer to IV of this booklet).

Foreign workers working in Taiwan are subject to the taxation laws in Taiwan.

9. While working in Taiwan, you are prohibited to smoke, or possess illegal narcotics such as opium, morphine, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamine and etc. Once seized will be subjected to criminal prosecution. The MOL will revoke your employment permit if prosecuted or convicted and will be deported from Taiwan in a certain time. Moreover you will not be able to work in Taiwan again.

10.Upon arrival, make sure that the person (employer, broker or agent)

picking you up at the airport is authorized to do so, to avoid being

cheated. The Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of labor has set

up Foreign Workers Service Centers at Taiwan international airports

( Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport -

see attached table 5) to provide arriving foreign workers with

appropriate services for pick-up and departure.

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勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

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◆To our foreign friends, to ensure your rights and interests while working in Taiwan, please obey the above-mentioned regulations. If you find out that your employer is not following the above-mentioned required procedures, please request your employer to do so as soon as possible.

If despite your effort, your employer refuses or you discover violations are being practiced, please contact the following.

◎The 24-hour toll-free hotline 1955 that was launched on July 1st, 2009. Employers, foreign workers or the public may also seek assistance. via landline, cell phone, or public phones when you call toll free number [1955]. ThisPrivate Line is a 24-Hour national wide center for complainants and inquiry, which include the following service: bilingual (Mandarin, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, English) consultations about laws and decrees, acceptance of a complaint, offer legal advice, protective shelter referral or referral to all other departments.(see attached table 2)

◎For counseling and assistance, you may also contact the Taiwan international airports (Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport) (see attached table 5).

◎ Dial the Workforce development agency (WDA) address: : 4F., South Tower., No.439, Zhongping Rd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City.

◎Directly contact the Foreign Workers Consultation Service Centers (FWCSC) in your city or municipality (see attached table 1)

II. Your rights while working in Taiwan

1. Wages

Your wages are negotiated between you and your employer. However, if you are employed by a business unit which is covered by the Taiwan Labor Standards Act, your pay must not be lower than the minimum wage.

2. Working time and rest period:

1.Your working time and rest periods are in accordance with the employment contract agreed between the employer and the employee. However, if you are employed by a business unit which is covered by the Taiwan Labor Standards Act, your working hours shall be 8 hours per day, not exceeding 40 hours per 1 weeks. Overtime pay shall be in accordance with the law.

2.When working continuously for 4 hours, the worker should be given at least 30 minutes rest.

However, flexibility may be exercised in cases of work shifts or non-stop production situations or during an emergency.

3. Legal holidays, rest days and leave applications

Holiday for family category of foreign worker in accordance with the employment contract agreed upon by both the employer dan employee. However, for construction, manufacturing, nursing, slaughter and fishing category are in accordance with the Labor Standards Act, you are entitled to have two rest day within 7 days, which one day as vacation leave and one day as off day. In addition, you must have rest in official holiday. Under the same employer or business unit, and you have worked continuously for a certain period, you will be entitled to a special leave in accordance with The Labor Standard Act.

「Vacation leave」belong of compulsory holiday, to stopping your long working time and protect the health of body and mental, employer cannot arbitrarily deprive this standard rights.

The attendance of「Off day」is more flexible, the attendance is belong of continuously working time, if employer need you working in your off day, according to The Labor Standard Act article 24 item 2, item3, article 32, and article 36, your employer need to ask you agree attendance.

4. Health insurance:

All foreign workers who have Alien Resident Certificate in Taiwan region should join the national health insurance policy. This membership is applied and handled by the employer starting from your date of employment. By paying the national health insurance fee every month, you will be covered by the national health insurance and be entitled to medical benefits. (The

addresses of the central National Health Insurance and its regional divisions are shown in the attached Schedule 6)

5. Labor Insurance

If you are employed at business unit with more than five workers or a laborer in fisheries, your employer should submit your work permit approved by the central labor authority or related business authority to the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor to be declared or to be covered of labor Insurance on the day you report for work. (The addresses of the Bureau of Labor Insurance, Ministry of Labor and its branch offices are shown in the attached table7.)

6. Arrival/departure services

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor has set up Foreign Workers Service Centers at Taiwan international airports – Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport (see attached table 5) to provide directions on guidance for arrival foreign workers, laws and regulations propaganda seminars, pick-up services for arriving foreign workers, overseas foreign worker wage disputes and compliant services as well as providing foreign workers with temporary shelter services (please refer to the following Direction Flowchart).Moreover, The Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training has uploaded the propaganda seminar film online (website http://www.fw.org.tw). Foreign workers who could not attend the propaganda seminar may view the propaganda through the help of employers or brokers, or simply watch the film online.

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

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版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

8

◆To our foreign friends, to ensure your rights and interests while working in Taiwan, please obey the above-mentioned regulations. If you find out that your employer is not following the above-mentioned required procedures, please request your employer to do so as soon as possible.

If despite your effort, your employer refuses or you discover violations are being practiced, please contact the following.

◎The 24-hour toll-free hotline 1955 that was launched on July 1st, 2009. Employers, foreign workers or the public may also seek assistance. via landline, cell phone, or public phones when you call toll free number [1955]. ThisPrivate Line is a 24-Hour national wide center for complainants and inquiry, which include the following service: bilingual (Mandarin, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, English) consultations about laws and decrees, acceptance of a complaint, offer legal advice, protective shelter referral or referral to all other departments.(see attached table 2)

◎For counseling and assistance, you may also contact the Taiwan international airports (Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport) (see attached table 5).

◎ Dial the Workforce development agency (WDA) address: : 4F., South Tower., No.439, Zhongping Rd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City.

◎Directly contact the Foreign Workers Consultation Service Centers (FWCSC) in your city or municipality (see attached table 1)

II. Your rights while working in Taiwan

1. Wages

Your wages are negotiated between you and your employer. However, if you are employed by a business unit which is covered by the Taiwan Labor Standards Act, your pay must not be lower than the minimum wage.

2. Working time and rest period:

1.Your working time and rest periods are in accordance with the employment contract agreed between the employer and the employee. However, if you are employed by a business unit which is covered by the Taiwan Labor Standards Act, your working hours shall be 8 hours per day, not exceeding 40 hours per 1 weeks. Overtime pay shall be in accordance with the law.

2.When working continuously for 4 hours, the worker should be given at least 30 minutes rest.

However, flexibility may be exercised in cases of work shifts or non-stop production situations or during an emergency.

3. Legal holidays, rest days and leave applications

Holiday for family category of foreign worker in accordance with the employment contract agreed upon by both the employer dan employee. However, for construction, manufacturing, nursing, slaughter and fishing category are in accordance with the Labor Standards Act, you are entitled to have two rest day within 7 days, which one day as vacation leave and one day as off day. In addition, you must have rest in official holiday. Under the same employer or business unit, and you have worked continuously for a certain period, you will be entitled to a special leave in accordance with The Labor Standard Act.

「Vacation leave」belong of compulsory holiday, to stopping your long working time and protect the health of body and mental, employer cannot arbitrarily deprive this standard rights.

The attendance of「Off day」is more flexible, the attendance is belong of continuously working time, if employer need you working in your off day, according to The Labor Standard Act article 24 item 2, item3, article 32, and article 36, your employer need to ask you agree attendance.

4. Health insurance:

All foreign workers who have Alien Resident Certificate in Taiwan region should join the national health insurance policy. This membership is applied and handled by the employer starting from your date of employment. By paying the national health insurance fee every month, you will be covered by the national health insurance and be entitled to medical benefits. (The

addresses of the central National Health Insurance and its regional divisions are shown in the attached Schedule 6)

5. Labor Insurance

If you are employed at business unit with more than five workers or a laborer in fisheries, your employer should submit your work permit approved by the central labor authority or related business authority to the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor to be declared or to be covered of labor Insurance on the day you report for work. (The addresses of the Bureau of Labor Insurance, Ministry of Labor and its branch offices are shown in the attached table7.)

6. Arrival/departure services

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor has set up Foreign Workers Service Centers at Taiwan international airports – Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport (see attached table 5) to provide directions on guidance for arrival foreign workers, laws and regulations propaganda seminars, pick-up services for arriving foreign workers, overseas foreign worker wage disputes and compliant services as well as providing foreign workers with temporary shelter services (please refer to the following Direction Flowchart).Moreover, The Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training has uploaded the propaganda seminar film online (website http://www.fw.org.tw). Foreign workers who could not attend the propaganda seminar may view the propaganda through the help of employers or brokers, or simply watch the film online.

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan 知

須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

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7.Labor Dispute Settlement

While working in Taiwan, if you have grievances about your labor rights or encounter a labor dispute, you can call 1955 Consultation hotline for workers,Ministry of Labor (See attached table 2),you can also consult or request for mediation of labor dispute through the labor bureau of the city or municipality where you work. You may likewise opt to file an appeal at the Foreign

Arriving foreign workers will be directed by service personnel at the transit area of the international airports

in Taiwan.

◎Pickup service workflow for arriving foreign workers

◎Counseling service workflow for departure of foreign workers

The service personnel will assist foreign workers in filling up entry registration cards, and then lead them through the document check counter.

The service personnel directs foreign workers to the baggage claim area to

get their luggage.

The service personnel directs foreign workers to the baggage claim area to

get their luggage.

The service personnel directs foreign worker through custom and wait for their respective employers or brokers at

the foreign workers receiving counter to be pick them up.

Foreign worker heads to his/her workplace.

You will be assisted and provided an entry identification (sticker) according to your country of origin and be given information materials.

If you feel your rights are being violated, you may file a complaint at the service counter before departure.

The service personnel of the service counter will provide counseling and

assistance to your concern.

Inquiries will be conducted, recorded and analyzed by the service personnel.

1. If the complaint is resolved onsite, worker is allowed to depart directly

2. .If the complaint is not resolved onsite,

the negotiation mechanism and dispute settlement system will be utilized.

Understand the foreign worker’s problem and contact the employer, broker or related units to assist in the

settlement.

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須 作 工 臺 在 工 勞 籍 外

版 文 英 中

The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

10 7.Labor Dispute Settlement

While working in Taiwan, if you have grievances about your labor rights or encounter a labor dispute, you can call 1955 Consultation hotline for workers,Ministry of Labor (See attached table 2),you can also consult or request for mediation of labor dispute through the labor bureau of the city or municipality where you work. You may likewise opt to file an appeal at the Foreign

Arriving foreign workers will be directed by service personnel at the transit area of the international airports

in Taiwan.

◎Pickup service workflow for arriving foreign workers

◎Counseling service workflow for departure of foreign workers

The service personnel will assist foreign workers in filling up entry registration cards, and then lead them through the document check counter.

The service personnel directs foreign workers to the baggage claim area to

get their luggage.

The service personnel directs foreign workers to the baggage claim area to

get their luggage.

The service personnel directs foreign worker through custom and wait for their respective employers or brokers at

the foreign workers receiving counter to be pick them up.

Foreign worker heads to his/her workplace.

You will be assisted and provided an entry identification (sticker) according to your country of origin and be given information materials.

If you feel your rights are being violated, you may file a complaint at the service counter before departure.

The service personnel of the service counter will provide counseling and

assistance to your concern.

Inquiries will be conducted, recorded and analyzed by the service personnel.

1. If the complaint is resolved onsite, worker is allowed to depart directly 2. .If the complaint is not resolved

onsite,

the negotiation mechanism and dispute settlement system will be utilized.

Understand the foreign worker’s problem and contact the employer, broker or related units to assist in the

settlement.

Workers Service Center (attached table 5) at Taiwan international airports -Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport.

8.Consumer Dispute Settlement

If you encounter a consumer dispute with a commodity purchase or service with business owner, you may directly file a written complaints against the concerned business enterprise, contact the Consumer Service Center of your city or municipality, or the Consumer Protection Group, or simply call consumer service line "1950" or the consumer Protection consumer Center hotline at (02) 3356-7706~08 for consultation. Alternatively, you may also go to the website of the Consumer Protection Commission, Executive Yuan (www.cpc.gov.tw)and find out the latest consumer protection related information on the "Consumer Protection" page under "Information and Service "and "consumerism, whereas you can select the "Online Filing and Mediation " for complaints.

9.Your Right to Join a Labor Union

All employees are entitled to the right to join a labor union pursuant to the Labor Union Law.

Should there be a labor union in your workplace, you can submit your membership application, and upon approved and subsequent submission of required fees become a member of the labor union. You can protect your employment rights through the assistance of labor negotiations and information provided by the labor union. Once you become a labor union member, you can register as a candidate to its staff election, and have a chance to become its director, supervisor, and provide your service to the members. Should there be no labor union in your workplace, and the employees think their employment rights are infringed and need a labor union for their protection, with the cosigned petition of thirty people and above, and through preparatory procedures, they can apply for the certificate of registration of labor union from the competent authority local to your workplace. The preparatory procedures and establishment of the labor union are protected by law.

III. Sensible choice: Legal or Illegal?

1.What are the advantages of working legally in Taiwan?

Foreign workers who work legally in Taiwan are assured of a proper wage as well as reasonable protection for labor related rights. If you have not violated any laws and regulations during your employment period but has to terminate your employment relationship earlier due to some reasons;

or leave the country upon completion of your Employment Permit period; or failed your medical examination and returned to your native country for treatment followed by passing your physical examination; you must apply for re entry permit before working in Taiwan . You may apply for a visa to work in Taiwan after you have left the country for at least one day. However your cumulative working period in Taiwan may not exceed 12 years.

2.What consequences do you face for running-away from your legal employment?

According to Articles 73 and 74 of the Employment Services Act, a foreign worker who failed to report to his/her legal employer for 3 consecutive days, or has lost contact, or has been found to work for an illegal employer, will be fined with no less than NT$30,000 but no more than $150,000.

You shall also be compelled to leave the country in a set time, and shall not be allowed to work in Taiwan again.

3.What will you do if you have been reported as missing?

1.While working in Taiwan, and you feel that your rights and interests have been violated, please make good use of the channels provided by the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of

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The Handbook for Foreign Workers in Taiwan

勞 動 部

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Last updated in Feb 2018

Workforce Development Agency, Mlnlstry of Labor

勞 動 部

廣 告

勞 動 力 發 展 署

Workforce Development Agency, Last updated in Feb 2017

Mlnlstry of Labor

www.wda.gov.tw

1955 Consultation hotline for workers

Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

勞動部勞動力發展署 1955勞工諮詢申訴專線

www.wda.gov.tw

外 籍 勞 工 在 臺 工 作 須 知 中 英 文 版

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Labor to seek for assistance. If you opt to run-away and work illegally, you will be vulnerable to exploitation, human injustice and maltreatment by your illegal employer or broker. It's also difficult to protect your rights for medical benefits and service in the event of an injury or sickness; you will be deprived of a labor health protection, and cannot see a doctor through the normal channel; you will lose your basic human rights and encounter difficulty. If you are considered an undocumented foreign worker, the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor urges you to voluntarily report to the authorities, and contact the following

government units:

◎The 24-hour toll-free hotline 1955 (See attached Annex 2)

◎Special Task Force of the Regional National Immigration Agency (See attached Annex 9)

◎Regional Police Administration

◎Overseas Office of Your Respective Originating Country (See attached Annex 3)

◎Foreign Workers Consultation Service Centers of each city or municipality(See attached Annex 1).

◎Taiwan international airports’(Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport) foreign workers counseling and assistance service (see attached table 5) 2.In order to eliminate illegal employment that would create social problems; and in order to

safeguard the rights and interests of legitimate foreign workers, employers that hire runaway foreign workers will be heavily fined of up to NT$750,000. In addition, there is a reward of

$70,000 for each reported case of runaway foreign worker. To report, please call Workforce Development Agency,Ministry of Labor toll free hotline to report illegal foreign workers at 0800-000-978, or call 1955 Consultation hotline for workers (See attached Annex 2).

IV Other matters and related regulations that need your attention:

1.Foreign Brokerage Fee and Taiwan Service Charges:

1.To standardize each of the broker charge items paid by the foreign workers,Ministry of Labor has suggested each labor-sending country not only to limit the placement fee to no more than the amount of one month salary regulated by Taiwan’s Labor Standard Law, but to set up the criteria,including the allowable charge amount for broker fees, regulation fees and other related fees incurred in Taiwan that apply to the foreign workers.

2.According to "Fee Collection Criteria for Private Employment Services Institutions", Taiwan's brokers may only charge "service fee" to foreign workers, and collect from the foreign worker a maximum amount of NT$1,800 per month for the first year; NT$1,700 per month for the second year; and NT$1,500 per month for the third year. Further, the above mentioned fees may only be collected from the foreign worker after the rendering of the services, and the fees may not be collected in advance.

3.Expenses incurred by the foreign worker prior to his/her arrival in R.O.C. shall be specified in the

"Foreign Worker's Affidavit Regarding Expenses Incurred For Entry Into The Republic of China To Work And The Wage/Salary" After the Affidavit has been verified by the labor-sending country, the foreign worker shall pay the expenses in accordance with the corresponding amount specified in the Affidavit, Taiwan brokerage firms may not collect overseas loans in Taiwan on behalf of the request and authorization of foreign creditors.

4.Under the law, the Taiwan manpower agencies are required to submit up to NT$1,000,000 to NT$3,000,000 as a guarantee bond in escrow in a bank for any civil liability to the Ministry of Labor. If a foreign worker encounters a performance dispute over the commissioned contract with the Taiwan manpower agency, he/she can file a civil suit for compensation and request the bank

issuing guarantee bond in escrow to perform guarantee liability on behalf of the manpower agency, after acquiring the executing rights of civil liabilities.

2.Wages and Accommodation Expenses of Foreign Workers:

1.According to the Labor Standards Act, the salary is based on what is specified in the labor contract, and may be paid in kind. To ensure fairness and reasonableness; and in consideration with the business climate, living standards, and rights of the foreign workers, the Ministry of Labor has suggested that food and accommodation deductions from the worker’s salary not to exceed NT$5,000. The actual amount of deduction shall be negotiable between the employee and the employer and indicated on the contract.

2.Foreign workers engaged in household services are not subject to the above-mentioned regulations because they are not covered by the Labor Standards Act. However, agreements between the employee and the employer should be specified in the contract.

3.Employers should not unilaterally change the terms and conditions of labor during the validity of contract, particularly for those foreign workers who are already working in Taiwan. Shall a change be regarded necessary, it should be agreed by with content of both parties while the changes of the amount shall not transgress (exceed) that which was specified in the "Foreign Worker's Affidavit Regarding Expenses Incurred for Entry into the ROC to Work and the Wage/Salary," attested by the competent authority of the Taiwan. After the attestation is completed, any changes on the contents of said affidavit held unfavorable to foreign workers shall not be acknowledged.

3.Pregnancy and medical examination:

1. Pregnancy test has been abolished as part of the medication examination of foreign workers.

2. Upon entry, the foreign workers should undergo a medical examination within 30 days of arrival.

Same procedures apply, within 30 days, to those who are employed for 6 months, 18 months, and 30 months after the effective date of employment. Since September 1st, 2009, the number of examinations for antibodies of measles and rubella and the administering of its vaccinations were increased. A list of such is as follows:

Examination time Measles and Rubella (Ig G)Antibodies and Vaccinations Prior to entry (entry visa) 

Within 3 days after entry  Completion of 6th 、18th 、30th

3. On November 9, 2002, Taiwan government abolished the pregnancy test requirement for foreign workers already working in Taiwan. If you get pregnant, your employer cannot unilaterally terminate your contract, and force you to leave the country. But if you get pregnant and is not able to perform your job responsibilities, the employer may terminate your contract. Under the Labor Standards Act (covering the manufacturing industry, construction industry), the employer should give advance notice of termination and provide severance pay in accordance with the law.

If you are not covered by the Labor Standards Act (like domestic helper, caregiver), the termination of employment contract should be agreed upon by both the employer and the worker.

4. Remember that if you get pregnant, your body will undergo some changes and there are no family and friends to assist you. The Ministry of Labor calls upon foreign workers to take appropriate control measures (such as the use of condom, contraceptive, etc.) when engaging in a sex act in order to protect your rights. If you are pregnant in Taiwan, you can bring National Health Insurance IC card to accredited medical care institutions for the regular prenatal care.

Prenatal institutes or local health departments provide multi-language version (English, Indonesian, Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese) of maternal health handbook to provide the information about health care during pregnancy. In addition, according to the National Immigration Law Article 26, paragraph 3, if you’re pregnant and give birth in Taiwan, please contact National Immigration Agency of Ministry of the Interior, municipalities, counties and cities service station to apply for Alien Resident Certificate within 30 days after giving birth.

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