Labor Matters in Taiwan
1. Restructuring in Taiwanese subsidiaries
Companies that have expanded their business in Taiwan have begun to find that increases in wages are giving rise to the need to rationalize and restructure their Taiwanese subsidiaries. When restructuring, it goes without saying that companies need to comply with the relevant Taiwanese labor laws, but they must also act to prevent dissatisfaction among the employees who are affected by restructuring as much as possible. Specifically, companies must hold explanatory meeting for their employees before carrying out the restructure to explain the benefits the employees will receive, procedures that will need to be completed and any other necessary information.
In addition, notifying the local Taiwanese authorities in the area where the subsidiary is located before the restructure and proceeding with their cooperation is also effective in preventing the occurrence of unexpected outcomes.
To avoid the occurrence of labor problems, it is important to implement proper labor management on a day-to-day basis. In particular, as strikes are often caused in part by dissatisfaction with labor conditions, preparing labor agreements and employment regulations that take this into account is essential.
3. Services provided by Kuroda Law Offices
The major services we provide in relation to labor matters in Taiwan include:
- Legal advice on restructuring in Taiwanese subsidiaries
- Labor management in Taiwanese subsidiaries (including preparing labor agreements, employment regulations and other documents)