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Take a Friday off and lose pay for Saturday and Sunday

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Re: Take a Friday off and lose pay for Saturday and Sunday

Postby spunkymonkey » 20 Apr 2012, 22:41

kaikai34 wrote:I use to work for a school that had a strange way of deducting money. They would divide the amount of money earned in one month by the number of days in a month. Not working days, but actual days. So if my salary was 60k a month and I took a day off in a month with 30 days, I would lose 2000, but only 1935 in months with 31 days. But when I took 2 weeks off to go home, I would be deducted 16 days instead of the 10 actual working days.


Yeah, we have the same thing. For contracts, is not that Taiwanese law always supersedes any clause in a contract? Otherwise couldn't employers get away with paying far less than the minimum wage, for example, if the contract allowed it?
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Re: Take a Friday off and lose pay for Saturday and Sunday

Postby johnledoe » 25 Sep 2012, 11:57

If no one else has noticed, the reason the boss deducts pay for Saturday and Sunday is so you don't make "3 day weekends" for yourself.

Hell, if I was going to lose an extra 2 of days pay for days I don't usually work on just for taking 1 day off, may as well take 2 days off.
Make that a real long weekend, and as an extra bonus, you save 50% for taking that 2nd day off.

As for the CLA, I wonder if pointing out their logic of a "private contract" would basically mean that anyone that signs a employment
contract is not covered by the labour laws. If that's true, then what's the point of having labour laws if you can sign your rights away?

I think the CLA does this to just get rid of these cases brought up by foreigners. Since most of the foreigners who would bring up a
case of illegal provisions in their employment contract to the CLA can't read or speak Chinese, then can't assert their rights effectively.
Which is great for those who work at the CLA, means less work for them.

Can anyone give examples when the CLA was useful in a case like this? Somehow I doubt anyone can...
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Re: Take a Friday off and lose pay for Saturday and Sunday

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 25 Sep 2012, 12:03

johnledoe wrote:If no one else has noticed, the reason the boss deducts pay for Saturday and Sunday is so you don't make "3 day weekends" for yourself.

Hell, if I was going to lose an extra 2 of days pay for days I don't usually work on just for taking 1 day off, may as well take 2 days off.
Make that a real long weekend, and as an extra bonus, you save 50% for taking that 2nd day off.

As for the CLA, I wonder if pointing out their logic of a "private contract" would basically mean that anyone that signs a employment
contract is not covered by the labour laws. If that's true, then what's the point of having labour laws if you can sign your rights away?

I think the CLA does this to just get rid of these cases brought up by foreigners. Since most of the foreigners who would bring up a
case of illegal provisions in their employment contract to the CLA can't read or speak Chinese, then can't assert their rights effectively.
Which is great for those who work at the CLA, means less work for them.

Can anyone give examples when the CLA was useful in a case like this? Somehow I doubt anyone can...


Look up the threads where I discuss what happened with me vs Hess in the first half of 2008, and how I got the CLA involved.
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