Council stresses double pay rule over New Year
CNATAIPEI--Employees who work on any of the days from Feb. 9-12 during the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday period are entitled to double pay, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) said yesterday.
February 8, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
The Labor Standards Act stipulates that Lunar New Year's Eve and the first three days of the Lunar New Year are national holidays, the CLA said. Employers should obtain the permission of employees asked to work during those four days and must pay double the regular wage, the labor council said.
Alternatively, employees may be given compensatory days off, but again, only if they agree to such an arrangement, the CLA said.
The regulation applies to monthly and hourly paid workers, the council said, giving a reminder that the hourly minimum wage is NT$109 (US$3.69).
Employers who violate the regulation may be subject to a fine of between NT$20,000 and NT$300,000 and public disclosure of the names of their enterprises, the council warned.
The Lunar New Year holiday this year runs from Feb. 9-17.