ECCT Human Resources Committee Lunch: Introduction to the Labour Dispute Act / 勞動事件法座談會
ECCT Human Resources Committee Lunch
Introduction to the Labour Dispute Act / 勞動事件法座談會
Dr Liu Shih-hao, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour / 勞動部 劉士豪次長
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Address: 160 Renai Road, Section 3, Taipei City / 台北市大安區仁愛路三段160號
Venue: Dragon Hall (3F), The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei / 台北福華大飯店3樓金龍廳
The passage of the Labour Dispute Act on 9 November 2018 will increase the obligations and pose new challenges for employers in Taiwan. The new act aims to better protect workers' rights in Taiwan's judicial system and make it easier to resolve disputes between employers and employees. The act stipulates that all levels of courts must set up “labour courts” presided over by judges specialising in labour law to address lawsuits related to employer-employee disputes with the aim of expediting the resolution of labour disputes.
Comprising 53 articles in five chapters, the act emphasises professional judicial proceedings, the expansion of the definition of labour dispute, the formation of a labour arbitration committee for civil appeals, and the removal of obstructions facing workers as they take legal action against the management. Under the terms of the act, if a dispute is not resolved through mediation, the employer will bear the burden of proof with respect to salary and overtime pay calculations. In addition, employers are required to review their HR policies in response to the enactment of the act. They should also note what responses should be made at different stages of labour disputes. Other aspects of the act include accelerating judicial procedures, reinforcing arbitration procedures, and protecting the rights of those concerned efficiently.
The implementation date of the act is subject to the Judicial Yuan's decision but it is expected to take effect in January 2020. Among other topics, our guest speaker will provide the following in his presentation:
- A general introduction to the Labour Dispute Act
- Duties and responsibilities of employers under the act
- How companies should prepare for the new legislation.
*This event will be conducted in Chinese
About the speaker
Dr Liu Shih-hao is the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Labour (MOL). He was previously Professor of the Law School, Director of the Department of Finance and Law and Director of the Legal Affairs Office at Ming- Chuan University. He has also been a Member of the MOL’s Basic Wages Committee, Appeals Committee and Labour Standards Advisory Committee. In addition, he was previously President of the Taiwan Labour Law Association and Member of the Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Committee of the Executive Yuan. He holds a Doctor of Law degree and an LLM from the University Trier in Germany, a Master’s degree from the Institute for Labour Research and a Bachelor of Law degree from National Cheng-Chi University.
NT$1,400 for members and NT$2,000 for members' guest(s)
*To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
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