RantCrush Top 5: December 15, 2016

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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:

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Taiwan’s Workers Will Finally Get Weekends!

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.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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