Workers in Taiwan should get double pay if they work on Mid-Autumn Festival

22-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM Print This Post

As Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner, Taiwan’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) said in a news release on Sep 20 that workers should get double time pay if they agree to their employers’ request to work on Mid-Autumn Festival.

The traditional festival is on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which falls on Monday, Sep 24 this year. It is a national holiday and workers covered by Taiwan’s Labour Standards Act are paid for the holiday.

If Mid-Autumn Festival happens to fall on one of workers’ “regular holidays” or “days off,” they should be compensated with a make-up holiday, the news release read.

If employers violate the law, workers can collect related evidence and file a complaint at a local labour agency such as a county or city labour bureau or a social welfare bureau, and specially-assigned persons will handle the complaints, the MOL added.


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