Back to list

New functions added to online system for migrant workers' employment

2017/11/01 20:20:20

CNA file photo

Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday added two new functions to its online system for managing the employment of migrant workers, allowing updates of employment information and the submission of applications to extend the transition time between contracts.

The two services were added to an online system launched by the ministry in January 2016 to manage the employment, extension of employment, and other important functions related to blue-collar migrant workers in Taiwan.

Employers need only to register for an online account using their business or citizen digital certificates, fill in the required information and click "send."

In a press statement, the MOL said the additional functions allow employers to update their workers' information online or request an extension of the transition time when workers are switching employers.

Under the current regulations, migrant workers have up to 60 days to switch to a new employer after the end of a contract but may be allowed an additional 60 days if the worker has been in Taiwan for less than a year or has special circumstances.

Wednesday's updates make it easier to apply for the 60-day extension, the MOL said.

Applications for the extension of migrant workers' contracts with their current employer have been available online since July.

The approval process for online applications takes a maximum seven days, which significantly expedites the procedure and reduces the delivery costs, the MOL said.

According to MOL data, nearly 85 percent of all cases of migrant worker employment in September were handled online.

Employers can access the Chinese-language online system via the following link:

(By Wu Hsin-yun and Kuan-lin Liu)