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Employees are entitled to paid annual leave based on their length of service:
Plus, one additional day for each year of service over ten years up to a maximum of 30 days.
There are also between ten to 15 public holidays a year. Some of these occur on fixed dates such as Peace Memorial Day (28 February) and some change in accordance with the lunar calendar, such as Tomb Sweeping Day.
Employees can receive bridge days which are extra days off in Mainland China and Taiwan, allowing them to travel further and spend more time with their families during holiday breaks. To make up for the additional time off, there are compensation days where employees are required to work on weekends to balance out the bridge day.
If a public holiday falls on a weekend, then the following day or preceding day of that weekend would be considered an extra day of vacation.
Employees with more than six months service can take up to two years unpaid parental leave before their child reaches the age of three.
Pregnant employees in Taiwan with a minimum of six months of employment are entitled to 8 weeks paid maternity leave at full pay.
If the employee has less than six months employment, maternity pay reduces to 50%.
In the event of a miscarriage, employees can take up to 4 weeks’ leave if the miscarriage occurs after 3 months of pregnancy. This is reduced to 1 week for miscarriages two to three months into the pregnancy and five days for miscarriages two months into the pregnancy.
Employees with pregnant spouses can take paid paternity leave of 7 days when their spouse is in labor. It may also be used to accompany their spouse for prenatal check-up.
Employees in Taiwan are entitled to up to 30 days a year when not hospitalized. During sick leave, 50% of the employee’s salary is usually paid by social security. If there is a shortfall, the employer must pay the difference.
If they are hospitalized, sick leave increases to twelve months with no pay. The former comes with an entitlement of 50% of salary: some of this may be covered by insurance payments and should there be a difference in the amount due and the regular salary rate of pay, the employer must pay the difference.
Employees are entitled to 8 days paid leave for a wedding.
They are also entitled to:
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The legal minimum annual leave for employees in Taiwan is 3 days, rising with service to a maximum of 30 days.
The standard amount of paid time off in Taiwan is up to 15 days for public holidays and up to 30 days depending on service for annual leave.
Employees in Taiwan are entitled to up to 30 days a year when not hospitalized.