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    What are the standard working hours in Taiwan (China)?

    The standard working hours in Taiwan are 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week.

    What are the standard working days in Taiwan (China)?

    The standard working days in Taiwan are Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday are often rest days, but workers may work overtime on Saturdays.

    How many hours can you work per week in Taiwan (China)?

    The maximum number of hours that an employee can work per week in Taiwan is 40 hours. Overtime must not exceed 12 hours a day or 36 hours a month.

    How many hours is part-time work in Taiwan (China)?

    Generally, part time jobs require fewer than 40 hours of work per week.

    How many hours is overtime in Taiwan (China)?

    Working over 40 hours is considered as overtime in Taiwan. There is a limit on overtime of 12 hours per day or 36 hours per month. Overtime rates are higher than regular working hours, with the first two hours at 133% salary, followed by 167% salary for the second to fourth hour, and 200% rate plus extra time off beyond four hours. Working on holidays requires consent.

    Is it illegal to work on the weekend in Taiwan (China)?

    Employees are entitled to two days off per week. One of those days is considered flexible and employees may work overtime. The other is mandatory and must be a rest day.

    Does Taiwan (China) have a four-day work?

    No. There are no official provisions or amendments relating to a 4-day work week in Taiwan. 

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    Yes, the maximum allowed overtime in Taiwan is 36 hours per month, 432 per year.

    The pay rate for overtime in Taiwan is 133% of the regular salary for the first two hours, 167% for the second to fourth hour, and 200% beyond that. Working on holidays requires consent from the employee and pays a rate of 200%. However, employers are not allowed to make any employee work more than 12 hours per day.

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