Employers are fined up to NT $ 300,000 (about 240 million VND) and have their permits canceled to recruit foreign workers if the labor isolation fee is collected …
According to information from the Overseas Labor Management Department (Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs), Taiwan has just had regulations on sanctions against employers and Taiwanese brokers collecting quarantine fees. of foreign workers.
Specifically, the Taiwanese government announced that it would impose heavy fines on Taiwan employers and brokers if they force foreign workers to pay isolation costs when entering Taiwan.
Accordingly, the employer is fined up to NT $ 300,000 (about 240 million VND) and has the licenses canceled to recruit foreign workers.
The Taiwan broker is fined equivalent to 20 amounts collected by the foreign worker and suspended for up to 1 year.
The Overseas Labor Management Department said that this agency also requested Vietnamese enterprises to update the above provisions of Taiwan to have a plan to negotiate with partners on sending workers to Taiwan and information. full to this Taiwanese regulation content workers.
From there, instructing the employee in case the employer and brokerage company collect quarantine fees when entering Taiwan, immediately reflect to the competent Taiwan authority via the 1955 hotline or contact the Vietnam Labor Administration in Taiwan.
Previously, in order to prevent the spread of the Covid -19 epidemic, Taiwan requested that between now and February 28, 2021, foreign workers, including Vietnamese workers entering or in transit. Certificate of negative test for Covid-19 by RT-PCR technique at Taiwan airports is required within 3 working days prior to departure date to Taiwan.
After entering or transiting Taiwan, if it is found that providing false negative test certificates or false test results, or refusing, evading or obstructing quarantine measures, Workers can be fined 10,000 – 150,000 NTD.
In addition, workers providing false or false test results may be subject to criminal liability.
Taiwan is currently one of the traditional labor export markets of Vietnam, with the highest number of employees working in any market.
Besides Japan, Taiwan is also a welcoming market with 1,000 employees or more. Also according to data reported from the Overseas Labor Management Department, in the first 11 months of 2020, Taiwan received 23403 Vietnamese workers to work, particularly in November, Taiwan received 3,027 workers.
Currently, the basic salary of foreign workers, including Vietnamese workers, received in Taiwan is NT $ 23,800 / month, this rate is applied from January 1, 2020.