Regulations on Aids for Legal Service and Living Expenses of Labor-Management Disputes(2024.03.13) Chinese

1.Promulgated a total thirty articles by the Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan by the Order of No. 1000125742 on April 29, 2011 and shall become effective on May 1, 2011. However, Article 5 shall become effective on January 1, 2012
2.Amended on December 18, 2012
3.Amended and promulgated Articles 2、5、15-1~15-7 on September 5, 2014
4.Amended and promulgated Articles 2、4、5、27、15-8~15-13 on December 5, 2014
5.Amended and promulgated Articles 2、15-9 on October 13, 2016
6.Amended a total forty-four articles by the Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan by the Order of No. 1060127750 on Sepertember 11, 2017 and shall become effective on the date of promulgation.
7.Amended and promulgated provision on August 21, 2018.
8.The Regulations shall take effect on January 1st, 2020.
9.Amended and promulgated Articles 2、3、6、9 、15-22、27、30、42、43、46 on November 10, 2020.Except that the provisions of Article 2, Article 6, and Chapter 3 herein should take effect on July 1st, 2021, this amendment shall and shall become effective on the date of promulgation.
10.Amended and promulgated Articles 6、9、10、18、46 on December 30, 2021, and shall effect from January 1, 2022
11.Amended and promulgated Articles 3, 24, and 46 by the Order of Ministry of Labor, Executive Yuan No. 1110136582A on April 29, 2022 and shall effect from May 1, 2022
12.Articles 2, 6, 8, 17, 35, 36,37 and 46 will be revised, promulgated, and implemented on October 2, 2023
Amended and promulgated Articles 3 on October 2, 2023, and shall effect from September 1, 2024
13.Amended and promulgated Articles 23、25 on March 13, 2024.
Article 23 When a worker motions for labor mediation to a court or files a lawsuit because of disputes over labor contract termination and is unemployed during that period, if he/she has one of the fol-lowing situations may apply to the Central Competent Authority for aids for necessary living expenses required for labor media-tion or litigation period (here-in-after referred to as Living Ex-penses Aids):
1. Who is qualified to receive full aid in accordance with the Legal Aids Act.
2. Who is qualified as deficiency in financial resources after review.
3. Who files a lawsuit because of the dispute over gender equality in employment and is qualified to receive aid in accordance with the Regulations for Providing Legal Aid in Lawsuits Concerning Gender Equality in Em-ployment, and also deficient in financial resources.
The Central Competent Authority shall define the deficiency in financial resources referred to in Subparagraphs 2 and 3 of the preceding paragraph in accordance with the standards for review-ing deficiency in financial resources prescribed in the Legal Aids Act.
The labor mediation motioned or lawsuit filed for the dis-putes over labor contract termination prescribed in Paragraph 1 includes one of the following situations:
1. Claims for severance or retirement payment (labor pen-sion).
2. Claims for ascertaining the existence of employment rela-tionship.
3. Claims for compensation for occupational accidents from the employer in accordance with related statutes.

Article 25 A worker applying for Living Expenses Aids shall submit the following documents:
1. The application
2. A photocopy of the motion for mediation with the date of receipt by the court stated thereon, indictment, oral or written defense statement, or appealing statement.
3. Statement and relevant documents concerning the situa-tion of sufficiency in financial resources of the worker and his/her relatives living in the same domicile, or a photocopy of approval notice of the aids issued in ac-cordance with the Legal Aids Act.
4. Proof of record of job search with the status of job placement stated thereon.
5. Job interview records are prescribed in Paragraphs 2 and 3 in the preceding Article.
6. Affidavit for necessary living expenses of the aided worker required for labor mediation or litigation period.
When a worker applies for the aid in accordance with Sub-paragraph 3 of Paragraph 1 to Article 23, he/she shall also submit a photocopy of relevant documents granting assistance issued in accordance with the Regulations for Providing Legal Aid in Law-suits Concerning Gender Equality in Employment.