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What labor regulations should the employer/business be aware of when laying off employees?

According to Articles 11 and 16 of the Labor Standards Act, the employer should give advance notice and pay severance pay in the case of the following situations:
1. Where the employers' businesses are suspended, or has been transferred.
2. Where the employers' businesses suffers an operating losses, or business contractions.
3. Where force majeure necessitates the suspension of business for more than one month.
4. Where the change of the nature of business necessitates the reduction of workforce and the terminated employees cannot be reassigned to other suitable positions.
5. A particular worker is clearly not able to perform satisfactorily the duties required of the position held.
Contact division/office:Labor Standards Division Case Officer
Phone:1999 extensions 7015-7019, 3325 & 3327