Newspaper article China Post

15 Additional Businesses Report Unpaid Worker Leave: CLA

Newspaper article China Post

15 Additional Businesses Report Unpaid Worker Leave: CLA

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced that an additional 15 institutions have reported sending their workers on unpaid leave, reaching a total number of 4,311 furloughed workers over the past month.

According to the council, seven of the 49 reported institutes in November resumed employment for furloughed workers, leaving the total at 57 institutes and 4,311 unpaid workers.

In November, the number of furloughed workers jumped by 1,488, bringing the total to 4,343 - the highest level in the past six months, according to the CLA. Compared to last month, the number of furloughed workers decreased by 12.

The CLA noted that employers should not abuse the "unpaid leave" right and that it should be authorized under the regulations of the Labor Standard Act. Employers will need to strike a written agreement with employees before the workers are sent on unpaid leave, the council stated.

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