In looking over the postings on ORIENTED over the last month, I believe we are beginning to see a kind of "team spirit" emerge, where people are not only describing their difficulties, but are outlining the specific steps they took to solve those difficulties.
This is very important. There are many current problems in society, with new problems emerging day by day. The issue of "unfair treatment by an employer" has come up several times in this Forum, however concrete steps for dealing with this type of problem have not been forthcoming by the internet community.
According to an official at the Bureau of Labor Affairs (BLA) of the Taipei City Government, tel: (02) 2720-8889 ext. 1002, regardless of whether you are covered by the Labor Standards Law or not, you can still drop by their department to lodge a grievance against a local employer, or to inquire about your work rights. If necessary, they will arrange a formal meeting so that an employer and employee can discuss and negotiate their differences of opinion in front of a BLA representative.
I assume that all local city and county governments would have similar services. This being the case, I must suggest that someone, hopefully Praxeus, will take his/her own case (as an example), go to visit the officials involved, organize a negotiation session with the employer, and then write up a summary of the results for this Legal Matters Forum.
I hope that Praxeus considers this to be a practical suggestion. It is necessary to deal with a real live case, as opposed to just discussing things on a theoretical level, in order to really get such issues as these sorted out. I think that someone who carries through on dealing with their own "employer-employee relationship problems", and then writing up a summary for this Forum will be doing a valuable public service.