WHAT ARE THE PUNISHMENTS FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES IF FOREIGNERS WORK IN TAIWAN WITHOUT WORK PERMIT APPROVAL?

If foreigners work in Taiwan without an work permit approval, according to the Article 68 of Employment Services Act (ESA), foreigners shall be penalized with a fine of no less than NT$ 30,000 and not exceeding NT$ 150,000, and be compelled to leave the country without delay.

As to employers, per the Article 63 of ESA, they shall be fined an amount of no less than NT$ 150,000 and not exceeding NT$ 750,000. In case the person re-commits the said offence within five years, he or she shall be punished to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, forced labor-service, or payment of a fine of NT$ 1,200,000, or to both imprisonment and payment of a fine of not exceeding NT$ 1,200,000.

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