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[VENUE CHANGE] ECCT Human Resources Committee Lunch: Update on LSA working hour requirements - Advice on applying for exemptions for executives and compliance

2019/08/09       12:00 - 14:00      Committee Lunch / 委員會午餐會      Speaker:Howard Shiu, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Taiwan / 國際通商法律事務所合夥律師許修豪律師

ECCT Human Resources Committee Lunch

Update on LSA working hour requirements

Advice on applying for exemptions for executives and compliance

Guest speaker

Howard Shiu, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Taiwan / 國際通商法律事務所合夥律師許修豪律師

Time: 12:00 – 14:00

Date: Friday, 9 August 2019

Address: No.158, Dunhua North Rd.,Taipei /台北市松山區敦化北路158號

Venue: The Mandarin Ballroom I, B2, Mandarin Oriental /台北文華東方酒店 文華廳一 

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced that certain types of employees, including supervisory and administrative workers earning a monthly salary above NT$150,000 per month, may be partially exempted from the same strict working hour requirements as other employees. In addition, it is now possible for certain industries to be granted exemptions from the weekly regular leave day requirement under Article 36 of Labour Standards Act (LSA, 勞動基準法). At this event our guest speaker will give an update on the recent regulatory changes and give advice to companies on how to apply for exemptions and meet compliance requirements. 

Based on Article 84-1 of the LSA, the scope of exemptions can include working hours, overtime, days off, and females working at night. For example, eligible managers can now agree to up to 12 hours of daily work as their regular work hours rather than being limited to eight regular work hours per day under the LSA, and female managers can now work after 22:00 without obtaining prior consent from a Labour Management Meeting or a union.

However, there are some restrictions. To qualify, supervisory and administrative employees must be hired by the employers, manage the business, have the authority to hire or dismiss staff and decide their employment terms. Moreover, employees need to give their consent to any new contractual changes, which also have to be approved by a local government before they can take effect.

Among other topics our speaker will cover the following in his presentation:

  • The requirements and procedures for senior executives to apply for exemptions to working hour requirements
  • How to add an industry to the list of industries exempt from the weekly regular leave day requirement under Article 36 of the Labour Standard Law
  • Attendance records and other legal compliance procedures for companies.

About the speaker

Howard Shiu is a Partner at Baker & McKenzie and a member of the Employment Practice Group in Baker McKenzie, Taipei. He has considerable experience assisting and representing local and foreign corporations in labour and employment matters, including resolution of labour disputes, employment issues in merger and acquisition transactions, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with unions, mass severance, and compliance of employment regulations. He was recognized as a Notable Practitioner by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019) and Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500(2019). He holds an LLB and LLM from National Taiwan University and an LLM from New York 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.

Contact: Emily Kuo / Tel: 2740-0236 ext. 219 / emily.kuo@ecct.com.tw  / www.ecct.com.tw

Event Details

Date: 2019/08/09
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Registration Deadline: 2019/08/08
Cancellation Deadline: 2019/08/08
Venue: The Mandarin Ballroom I, B2, Mandarin Oriental /台北文華東方酒店 文華廳一
Address: No.158, Dunhua North Rd.,Taipei /台北市松山區敦化北路158號
Cost: NT$1,400 for members; NT$2,000 for members guest(s);
Contact: Emily Kuo
Phone: 02-2740-0236 ext.219