As one of the world’s largest export economies and one increasingly focused on high-tech commodities, Taiwan’s workforce is becoming more educated, capable and motivated. However, the island’s employment laws remain complex and worker-oriented.
Our team of employment lawyers has a wealth of experience helping employers design policies and practices that protect their interests, comply with legal requirements and foster employee commitment. We are ranked as one of Asia’s top-tier labor and employment firms by Chambers Asia (2009) and Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2008/2009); we have been described as having “developed a particular niche in advising large multinational on post-M&A integrations.” (Asia Pacific Legal 500) We go beyond technical requirements to provide integrated, commercially-minded solutions that meet the needs of both employers and employees.
As part of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Employment practice, we have access to the knowledge and experience of hundreds of employment lawyers in 44 countries. We have particular experience in cross-straight (China–Taiwan) employment issues. Our practice covers a broad spectrum of industries, including financial institutions, airlines, manufacturing, retail, technology, and public concerns.
Our extensive employment and labor law services to domestic and international enterprises include:
- Employment advice related to business restructuring, closure and reductions in force
- Compliance advice, including dismissal, pensions, severance, and insurance
- Advice on occupational, health and safety legislation and workers’ compensation
- Advice for Taiwanese citizen employees in China, including taxation
- Collective bargaining negotiations and advice on union laws and practices
- Preparing employment contracts for management and employees
- Drafting work rules and morale regulations
- Drafting confidentiality, intellectual property and non-competition agreements
- Obtaining approvals for expatriate employment
- Dispute resolution and settlement negotiations in labor-management disputes