After much controversy, a revised Labor Standards Law has now been enacted in Taiwan.

Company HR representatives cite an urgent need for greater flexibility. When Deputy Labor Minister Liau Huei-Fang accepted an invitation from AmCham Taipei’s Human Resources Committee to exchange views with Committee members about recently implemented amendments to the Labor Standards Law (LSL), more than 100 HR specialists showed up for the meeting on April 19. The…

A visiting delegation urges early passage of Patent Linkage legislation. During a recent visit to Taipei, a six-member delegation from the Washington, DC-based Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) urged Taiwan’s legislature to give early attention to pending bills to strengthen intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals. Passage of the proposed amendments to the Pharmaceutical…

State Department official brings message of entrepreneurship and innovation. The U.S. State Department’s Acting Representative for Global Partnerships, Thomas Debass, took part in a series of programs during a visit to Taiwan in mid-November in connection with Global Entrepreneurship Week. In line with Taiwan’s objective of developing an “Asian Silicon Valley” to promote innovative industries,…