Bank clerk married same spouse 4 times, divorced 3 times in little more than a month to claim extra marriage leave

A bank clerk in Taipei City married the same spouse four times and divorced three times in a 37-day period last year, in order to claim 32 days marriage leave, United Daily News and Liberty Times reported today, April 11. According to a lawyer named Lin who posted about the unusual case on his Facebook page, the bank was issued a fine for only paying for the mandatory 8 days leave for the first marriage. According to Lin, the clerk

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Crazed Activist attacks Labor Commissioner with Iron Bar

Taipei City Labor Commissioner Lai Hsiang-lin (賴香伶) was released from hospital this morning after a man barged into her office Wednesday afternoon, and hit her in the face with a concrete reinforcement bar. Lai spent two nights in hospital and received 11 stitches to her left eyebrow after the attack. Doctors said that Lai fortunately did not suffer concussion or intracranial hemorrhage and that the wound should heal in around one week. Lai’s attacker, Lee Ming-yen, described as a labor

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Protesters Clash with Police over Labor Law Reform

[Picture: United Daily News] Protesters gathered outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei City today as the Social and Economic Committee of the Legislative Yuan and the Economic Commission continued to review revisions of the Labor Standards Act. At close to noon protesters charged the police line and clashes ensued. Shortly after, a second wave managed to break through, and a group of protesters occupied the front steps, sitting down and hooking arms to form a human chain. Serious conflict broke

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Taiwan High Speed Rail Criticized Over Discriminatory Hiring Policy

[Cover picture: Nikkei] A Kaohsiung City Government councilor, and a spokesman for a prisoner rehabilitation group spoke out today against a clause in Taiwan High Speed Rail’s tender contracts that prohibit contractors from employing people with criminal records. Kaohsiung City councilor Lina Chen (陳麗娜) said the restriction was discriminatory, unlawful, and unconstitutional. Councilor Chen requested THSR to remove the discriminatory clause or she will report the company to the Control Yuan. A spokesperson for a prisoner rehabilitation group, Liu Jia-guo

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