Get insights and practical knowledge on Taiwan's labour law framework including termination, harassment, dispute resolution and redundancy.


Taiwan's labour legal framework is characterized by a set of essential acts and regulations that govern employment relationships, workplace safety, social security, and various other aspects of HR management. Understanding these laws is crucial for foreign entities operating in Taiwan to ensure compliance, protect employee rights, and foster productive working environments.

This one day course will provide you with insights and practical knowledge on a range of labour legislation and includes employment statuses, rights and responsibilities of employees and employers, minimum wage and bonuses, working time, holidays, and the legal framework surrounding illness and injury of employees. Topics such as discrimination and harassment, termination of employment, dispute resolution, redundancy will also be covered.

Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate the complex labour landscape in Taiwan, enabling you to make informed decisions, develop employment contracts that comply with local regulations, and effectively manage HR functions within your organization.

Course Details: 


Taiwan's Labour Legal Framework: Labour Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Anti-Discrimination Act.

Compliance and Legal Requirements: Operates within the bounds of Taiwanese labour laws.

Employee Rights and Responsibilities: Including those related to compensation, working hours, leaves, and workplace safety.

Effective HR Management: From drafting employment contracts to handling termination, redundancy and dispute resolution.

Promoting Equality and Non-Discrimination: Prevention of discrimination and harassment in the workplace and aligning practices with the Act of Equity and Anti-discrimination.

Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets: Focus on handling confidential information and protecting organization's IP.

Redundancy and Layoff Processes: Legal requirements and best practices for handling redundancy and layoffs to minimize potential risks.

Health and Safety Obligations: In accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Taxation of Employment Income: How it impacts employees and organizations.

Employer Insolvency: How to navigate the legal framework to protect employee rights and benefits.

Employee Representation and Consultation: Understanding the related provisions.

Resolution of Disputes: Understanding the mechanisms available for addressing conflicts between employees and employers.

Adapting Employment Contracts: Creating employment contracts taking into account different employment statuses such as fixed-term, part-time, and agency workers.


1. Introduction to Taiwan Employment Law

• Overview of Taiwan's Labour Legal Framework
• The Labour Standards Act
• Social Security: Securing Future
• The Occupational Safety and Health Act
• The Act of Equity and Anti-discrimination
• Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets (Handling Confidential Information)
• Other Labour Laws


2. Scope of Employment Regulation

• Employment Types in Taiwan
• Terms and Conditions of Employment Contracts
• Non-compete Clauses and Probationary Periods


3. Employment Status and Background Checks

• Defining Employment Status
• Rights and Responsibilities of Different Employment Categories


4. Regulation of the Employment Relationship

• Key Legal Aspects of Employment Relationships
• Dispute Resolution and Termination
• Enforcement of Employment Contracts


5. Wrap-up and Q&A

• Review of Key Takeaways
• Question and Answer Session

Who should attend

• HR Directors, Managers and Executives who deal with or will be handling HR/employment matters in Taiwan.

• Anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of Taiwan's labour laws and its impact on the employment landscape in Taiwan.



Quizzes: Periodic quizzes to test participants' understanding of the material.
Discussion Case-Studies: Real-world scenarios for group discussion and problem-solving.
Assignments: Practical tasks or assignments for participants to work on.


Michael Giam is an international business professional with decades of senior management experience working in highly complex and cross-cultural business environments. Michael’s international breadth of experience spans both in public institutions and private corporations focusing mainly on business fundamentals and human capital to establish clear and achievable strategic business goals.

From a Senior HR Business Partner to Senior Vice President, Michael has worked for several MNCs including CWT Distribution Limited (Singapore), International Data Corporation (USA), the Millennium & Copthorne International Hotels Group (Singapore), Marriott International (in China) and Melco China Resorts (Holding) Limited (Macau). In his tenure at CWT, Michael was appointed by the CEO as the Management Representative to lead in corporate culture development and change. He has developed, implemented and coached several action programs that were necessary in the development of a learning culture within the organization and beyond. In 2003, Michael was selected by the industry to become one of the Executive Committee Members representing the Singapore hospitality industry to provide value-added initiatives and plans to the local government in enhancing the skills and value of the local workforce. He is active in helping the community, especially those unemployed and in poverty to reskill them and bring them back to the workforce.

In recent years Michael worked in China for Marriott to open new properties and some of its flagship hotels. Michael also worked for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Malaysia as their Asia Pacific Director of Operations responsible for organizing and managing industry-related MICE activities. In his tenure, he has also developed good relationship with key stakeholders and decision makers in many national oil companies and international oil and gas corporations. Michael also worked as an independent consultant handling several pre-opening and restructuring projects. This include assisting the GM in opening the first Wyndham flagship hotel in Singapore; worked as an interim General Manager to open an exclusive club for arts & culture professionals in Guangzhou; developed and implement a comprehensive strategic Customer Service Excellence Program for United Overseas Bank in China as well as providing professional HR service & consultation to the new rebranded Hotel Jen in Singapore.

Michael has always been interested to develop the next generation of talents and leaders. Since 1995, Michael has served as an adjunct faculty for several local and foreign universities as well as some adult learning institutions on topics including Human Resource Management, Coaching & Counselling, Business Contract & Maritime Law, Organizational Behavior, Customer Service Training and many others.

Michael received his MBA from an Australian University and holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning). He is a registered Practicing Management Consultant (PMC), a recognized SkillsFuture Mentor for SMEs in Singapore and also a Certified Senior Professional with IHRP Singapore.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 29 May 2024  (Face-to-Face)  (2nd Run) - Confirmed

• 6 September 2024  (Face-to-Face)  (3rd Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Sheraton Towers Singapore  (2nd Run)


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 926.50 w/GST (S$850.00) for Community/Corporate

• S$ 959.20 w/GST (S$880.00) for Non-Subscribers


Grants/Subsidies/SkillsFuture Credit are not applicable.


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Lunch will be provided

Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

Past Participant Organisations

• Dematic Pte Ltd

• Rxilient Health Pte Ltd

• Spencer Ogden Consulting Sdn Bhd