Employment Contract Details
Written contracts are not mandatory, but most businesses use them as they are highly recommended. They need to follow the LSA requirements. Upon mutual agreement, an employment contract can be conveyed in Chinese, English or any other language. In case of any future dispute, Chinese translation will be required.
The maximum probation period is 3 months.
Minimum Wage Requirements
The Minimum Wage is TWD 160 per hour, TWD 24,000 per month.
Maximum working hours and overtime
An employee can work no more than 8 hours a day (not including overtime) and no more than 40 hours per week. They must have at least 2 rest days every 7 days, with 1 mandatory day off and 1 flexible rest day. An employee cannot agree to work on the mandatory rest day. The employee may agree to work on the flexible rest day, but higher overtime rates will apply.
Employees with children under 3 years old are eligible for up to 2 years of unpaid leave for childcare. Leave must be for a minimum of six months. Employees covered by labor insurance with more than 1 year of coverage are eligible for a parental allowance.
- Maternity Leave: employees are entitled to 8 weeks' leave, which can be taken before or after childbirth.
- Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 5 days' paid paternity leave.
Employees receive a maximum of 30 days of non-hospitalized sick leave per year and up to 1 year of hospitalized sick leave. After 3 days of sick leave, employees receive 50% of their normal salary from their employer, and 50% from Labor Insurance, up to a maximum of 6 months.Employees can take additional unpaid leave with employer's approval if their paid sick leave and annual leave allowances have been used. The employer can grant the employee an absence of leave without pay for a maximum of 1 year.