Taiwan is a country in east Asia located in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, consisting of 168 islands. The main island is Taiwan has mountain ranges dominating the eastern 2/3 of the island, and the western 1/3 has plains where its urbanized population is concentrated. Taiwan is claimed by the People’s Republic of China, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognize Taiwan, but the country maintains official diplomatic relations with 13 out of 193 UN member states.
Pregnant employees are entitled to 8 weeks of maternity leave, which is normally taken as 4 weeks before the due date and 4 weeks after the birth. Fathers are entitled to 7 days of paid paternity leave.
Employees in Taiwan are entitled to 2 types of sick leave. Regular sick leave can be taken for up to 30 days, and is paid at 50% of the regular salary. For serious health issues requiring hospitalization, employees can take up to 1 year of unpaid leave.
Taiwan has 15 public holidays, and employees are entitled to paid time off each year, the length of which depends on how long they have worked at their company.
Employees can also take leave for marriage, civic duty, bereavement, and others.
The minimum wage is TWD 25,250 per month, and a standard workweek is 40 hours at 8 hours per day. Overtime work is usually paid between 134%-267% of the regular salary.
Employment contracts can be terminated with just cause, as long as a notice is provided before the termination comes into effect.
Notice periods for terminations depend on how long an employee has worked at their company:
Employees in Taiwan are usually entitled to 0.5 months of wages for every year of continuous employment at their company.
It is customary to pay a 13th-month salary bonus in Taiwan, generally during the Lunar New Year.
★ 7.35% - Labor Insurance
★ 6% - Pension Fund
★ 1% - Employment Insurance
★ 3.1% - Health Insurance
★ 0.2% - Accidental Insurance
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