RantCrush Top 5: December 15, 2016
Finally! The East Coast is getting some snow and that holiday feeling is everywhere. As the year comes to a close, many of us are reflecting on what we learned and what happened this year. So, what did 2016 meme to you? Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:
For the first time since Taiwan began industrializing in the 1960’s, workers will be guaranteed two whole days off per week and will be limited to 40-hour work weeks.
In Taiwan, it has long been the norm to work overtime for free because workers fear being replaced or losing their jobs. But now, lawmakers have proposed some much-needed changes, as the unemployment rate is currently low and there are plenty of jobs. Better working conditions were one of President Tsai Ing-wen’s campaign promises and she has pledged to sign this bill before the year’s end.
Taiwan will soon start mandating two-day weekends for its longsuffering workforce. https://t.co/PlKo6RB9xy
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 15, 2016