TAIPEI (The China Put up) — Taipei Metropolis Authorities introduced on Tuesday that outlets hiring worldwide college students with out correct work permits could possibly be fined as much as NT$750,000 (US$26,763) whereas the coed might be fined as much as NT$150,000 (US$5,352).
As a result of pandemic, hundreds of worldwide college students haven’t been capable of return house and have been compelled to remain in Taiwan and work through the winter break this yr, stated Taipei Division of Labor Commissioner Chen Hsin-yu (陳信瑜).
Some shops, nonetheless, have been caught hiring worldwide college students with out work permits, arguing that they don’t seem to be their workers and so they solely tried assist, she stated.
So long as bodily labor is offered, Chen defined that part-time jobs corresponding to washing dishes, serving meals, cleansing tables and sweeping flooring are thought of as “work” even when no wage is paid.
If a retailer illegally permits foreigners to work, the employer could also be fined between NT$150,000 (US$5,352) and NT$750,000 and the overseas scholar between NT$30,000 (US$1,070) and NT$150,000 per the “Employment Service Act.”
Worldwide college students should first apply for a work allow to work in Taiwan, Chen stated.
She steered that employers test worldwide college students’ standing, work allow and id doc, and save copies of their papers earlier than hiring them.
It’s additionally important for employers to test the expiry date of the authorized paperwork beforehand, she careworn.