The amended law also allows spouses of pregnant women to take up to seven days of paid leave to attend prenatal appointments with their wives.
77.8% of salaried workers are in favour of the 52-hour workweek, a policy launched in 2018 to reduce long working hours.
The Executive Yuan has approved the raising of the minimum monthly wage to NT$25,250 (US$913) and the minimum hourly wage to NT$168 (US$6).
The number of first-time jobseekers and workers who quit their jobs fell by 4,000 over the same period, as Taiwan's economy continues to recover.
Democratic Progressive Party legislator Fan Yun has called on the government to grant expectant fathers a week of prenatal leave.
In October, a total of 456,000 people were out of work, down 15,000 from the previous month, as the domestic employment market continues to improve.
The move is expected to benefit 820,000 military personnel, public school teachers and civil servants, and 200,000 contract workers.
The total number of workers in the industrial and service sectors grew by 0.3% to nearly 8.12 million in September, as businesses continued to recover.
As domestic demand recovers due to the government's stimulus measures, the number of furloughed workers fell by 5,635 in one week.
Businesses that have seen their revenue decline by at least 20% in September and October from the same period last year will be eligible for the wage subsidies.
As locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 have been brought under control, the employment rate fell for a third consecutive month in September.
Workers in Taiwan worked more hours than those in other countries in the world last year except for three other countries, according to the Ministry of Labour.
The number of employed people across various sectors showed an increase in August month-on-month, with wages growing marginally.
Minister of Labour Hsu Ming-chun has said her ministry will be launching an online platform to allow migrant workers to self- submit applications.
Labour groups had previously called for a wage hike of 6 to 8%, while business groups urged for the minimum wage not to be increased by over 3%.
The Minister of Economic Affairs has thrown her support behind an increase in the minimum wage, ahead of a final decision on October 8.
It called on lawmakers to pass proposed amendments to an act that would allow male employees seven days of paid pre-paternity leave.
The date for deciding on the minimum wage for next year has been postponed to October 8 as announced by the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
The Childcare Policy Alliance (CPA) has urged the government to reform labour laws to boost the birth rate and retain married women in the workforce.
Current guidelines states that a class should stop in-person activities if one student tests positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Taiwan’s Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC) has asked for the minimum wage for 2022 not to be raised.
The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has stated that employers are not allowed to ask potential hires for proof of COVID vaccination.
Taiwan is deliberating on the minimum wage for 2022, even as some businesses continue to struggle financially because of the pandemic.
The hike is required to support sectors badly impacted by the pandemic, including hotel, F&B and assorted services.
Income inequality in 2020 was the highest in eight years, with the top 20% of households earning 6.13 times that of the bottom 20%.
Among Taiwan’s middle-aged and older populations, some 5.74 million people were unemployed last year, citing reasons such as their age.
From August 23, workers whose income fell by at least 20% during July would be able to apply for the subsidy.
This was largely due to the improvement in employment in the F&B, wholesale and retail sectors, based on official data.
Taiwan's New Power Party (NPP) has raised the issue of employers using pandemic relief funds to pay their staff’s salaries.
Self-employed workers who earned less than NT$408,000 in 2020, and who have been impacted by the pandemic, will be eligible for subsidies.