Youth Employment

Information on the laws related to youth employment in Taiwan...

The Labour Standards Act states that employers cannot employ people under the age of 15. The only exception is if the teenager has graduated from Junior High School, or the relevant authority has deemed that the work will cause no harm to their mental or physical health.

Anybody between the ages of 15 and 16 who is employed is classed as a “child worker”; they may not work in a hazardous environment or undertake any heavy work. A letter of consent is needed from a child worker’s legal guardian for them to be employed. Child workers are not allowed to work for more than eight hours per day and may not work on their regular day off. They are also not permitted to work between 20:00 and 06:00.

Anyone in Taiwan with a resident visa based on their student status may not legally work in Taiwan.