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Migrant workers in Taiwan are now eligible for paid leave after...

Migrant workers in Taiwan are now eligible for paid leave after one year of service, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Tuesday. The new regulations stipulate that employers cannot refuse to grant paid vacation and certain other types of leave once the conditions are met, otherwise they will be fined NT$60,000 to NT$300,000 (US$1,974-US$9,870) and revocation of their permits to hire migrant workers, the ministry said.

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Vietnam’s draconian fines for runaway overseas workers point at TPP dilemma. US Secretary of State John Kerry during his current Far East swing is certain to raise human rights concerns with his Vietnamese hosts, who are feverishly working to make Vietnam worthy........

Love, Marriage and Foreign Brides

On the second day of the Lunar New Year, it is the custom for married daughters to visit their parents. Some foreign brides married to Taiwanese men are however unable to do so. According to newspaper reports, the number of foreign brides in Taiwan already ...........

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