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Taiwan Considering Day in Lieu Public Holidays

Source: The China Post (Taipei)
Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

At a recent hearing of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan's Judiciary, Organic Laws and Statutes Committee, a KMT lawmaker proposed that national public holidays which fall on a weekend should be compensated by a Friday or Monday additional public holiday.

Current informal guidelines for public holidays in Taiwan are that if a national public holiday (except for the Chinese New Year break) falls on a weekend, it will not be made up by a day in lieu public holiday on the previous Friday or next Monday. Most Taiwanese companies follow these guidelines.

However, as part of the current progress of the draft bill on public holidays (2010-05-22), the Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior (MOI) is trying to have this informal rule included into the new public holidays law's formal text.

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