New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Minimum holiday entitlement
Paid public holidays per year
Additional leave compliance rules and complexities
Workers in Taiwan must take 2 days off in every 7 day period. Though 1 of these days off is compulsory, the other is flexible – the employee can work on their flexible day if they wish, but if they do so, their employer must pay them overtime. The overtime rate on these flexible days is 134% of the employee’s regular salary for the first 2 hours, 167% for the next 6 hours, and 267% for the next 3 hours. An employees’ annual leave allowance increases in line with the amount of time they spend in a role. They get 3 days after 6 months, 7 days after a year, and 10 days after 2 years. After 3 years they get 14 days, and after 5 years they get 15 days. For every year after 10 years that an employee spends in a role, they get 1 extra day of paid annual leave, up to a maximum of 30 days a year. Employees can carry over unused holiday into the following year. If they don’t use their leave within two years, unused days are converted into salary.
There are two types of sick leave in Taiwan. Employees can take up to 30 days of sick leave each year on half-pay. But if they’re hospitalized, they can take up to one year of sick leave within a two-year period.
Maternity and paternity leave
As for maternity leave, mothers can take up to 8 weeks of paid leave. If they’ve been in the role for 6 months or more they receive 100% of their pay. Otherwise, they receive just 50%. Fathers can take up to 5 days of paid paternity leave.