Unpaid overtime named most common labor law violation
Central News Agency
2014-01-08 10:43 PM
Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) Making employees work overtime without appropriate compensation was the most common violation among employers last year, according to a countrywide labor conditions inspection conducted by authorities.

Out of 14,000 inspections of workplaces across different sectors, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) found violations of the Labor Standards Act in 3,671 cases (26.2 percent), according to the council's report released Wednesday.

Extra work with no extra pay was the most common at 1,234 instances, with hospitality businesses accounting for 15.2 percent of them.

The health care service ranked second for unpaid overtime, followed by the social services industry, the CLA said. The second most common violation was having employees work in excess of the maximum legal work hours, the report said. Under the Labor Standards Act, an employer is liable for up to NT$300,000 (US$9,952) in fines for either of the above two offenses. (By Zoe Wei and Elizabeth Hsu)

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