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How to Hire Workers in Taiwan | Employer of Record (EOR) in Taiwan

Expand your business into Taiwan with confidence using our Employer of Record (EOR) services. We handle all aspects of local employment, including payroll, benefits, and compliance with Taiwanese labor laws. Our personalized approach ensures that your business operations in Taiwan run smoothly, giving you peace of mind as you grow your presence in this dynamic market.

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Taiwan, known for its technological innovation, rich culture, and strategic location, is an attractive destination for businesses looking to expand internationally. TCWGlobal serves as your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of hiring in Taiwan, offering comprehensive solutions for building your contingent workforce.

With a population of over 23.5 million people, Taiwan boasts a highly educated and skilled workforce. From the bustling streets of Taipei to the scenic beauty of Sun Moon Lake, the country offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity.

When expanding your business into Taiwan, compliance with local regulations is crucial. TCWGlobal, as your employer of record, ensures that your contingent workforce is fully compliant, minimizing risks for your organization.

In addition to compliance, TCWGlobal provides personalized services tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require assistance with payrolling management, benefits administration, or any other aspect of HR, our team is dedicated to supporting you.

Partnering with TCWGlobal guarantees a seamless and successful expansion into Taiwan. Our expertise and local knowledge make us the ideal partner for businesses looking to establish a contingent workforce in this dynamic market.
Probationary Periods

Generally, probationary periods are from one month up to 6 months. However, there is no law limiting the length of the probationary period as long as it does not violate the principle of good faith in the contract by both parties consenting to the period.


Workers recognize between 10 and 15 public holidays per year. Workers must be allowed a day of rest in recognition for the holiday, but payment is not required. If a Worker is required to work on a public holiday, a different day off must be provided in lieu. 2024:New Year's Day - January 1Republic Day - January 1Chinese New Year - February 8 - 14228 Peace Memorial Day - February 28 Qing Ming Festival - April 4Children's Day - April 5 Labour Day - May 1Dragon Boat Festival - June 10Mid-Autumn Festival - September 17ROC National Day - October 10 


In Taiwan, Workers accrue annual leave based on length of service: 6 months – 1 year: 3 days; 1 – 2 years: 7 days; 2 – 3 years: 10 days; 3 – 5 years: 14 days; 5 – 10 years: 15 days; 10+ years: one additional day for each year of service up to a maximum of 30 days. Accrued but unused leave may be carried over year to year if the employer and Worker agree. Any remaining accrued but unused annual leave must be paid out at the end of the second year or upon completion of the employment contract whichever is earlier. 

Sick Leave

Workers are entitled to ordinary paid sick leave up to 30 days within one year during which time the Worker will receive half pay. If hospitalized, Workers are entitled to up to one year of unpaid sick leave in a two-year period.

Working Hours

 A regular workweek is eight hours per day and 40 hours per week. Workers are entitled to two regular days off for every seven days of work, one mandatory day off and one flexible rest day. Workers cannot agree to work on mandatory days off.


Overtime is considered any hours worked in excess of the regular workweek. Overtime is paid at 134% a Worker’s regular wage for the first two overtime hours and at 167% for every hour thereafter. Workers must have at least two days of rest every seven days with one mandatory day off and one flexible rest day. Workers can agree to work on the flexible rest day only, but an overtime premium will be due ranging from 134% to 267% of the Worker’s pay with minimum pay requirements irrespective of actual hours worked. Overall working hours cannot exceed 12 hours per day and Workers are limited to 46 overtime hours per month.

Mandatory Bonuses

common but not mandatory


Workers may be terminated only for the reasons specifically prescribed by law and in accordance with the procedures outlined therein. All terminations must be reported to the competent authority at least 10 days in advance. In most situations, Workers are entitled to notice between 10 and 30 days depending on length of service in addition to severance calculated based on 50% of one month’s average wages for each year of service up to a maximum of six months of pay. Service period less than one year shall be calculated proportionally. 

Mandatory Employer Costs

Social Security System: mandatory & consists of Labour Insurance (LI) which covers ordinary risk insurance & occupational accidents insurance and a Labour Pension Scheme. Mandatory monthly contributions made by EE & ER

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