Thursday, July 14, 2011

Taiwan takes steps to prevent overwork...

The Cabinet-level Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) yesterday pledged to immediately launch nationwide inspections to crack down on companies that overwork their staff after its own survey showed that more than one-quarter of local employees had worked overtime — over 12 hour per day — for the past year.

The CLA survey released on Tuesday also found 40.39 percent of respondents of saying that the long work hours take a toll on their mental and physical health.

Another 40.86 percent of them said their family life is affected by their extra workload, according to the survey.

 The seriousness of extra-working hours in local job market prompted the council to launch a series of steps to amend the situation. More...

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