The Ministry of Labor announced a new regulation, which will be implemented in October 1, 2016, aimed at enforcing the Labor Standards Act and upholding the principle that workers should have at least one regular day off every seven days.  The regulation stipulates that a worker is not allowed to work for more than six days in a row. However, there are certain exceptional cases in which workers can work for more than six consecutive days, but no more than 12 consecutive days, if they agree in advance to the request of their employers to do so.  These exceptional cases may require workers to work for more than six consecutive days, include workers in the meat and poultry industry; the passenger transportation industry; workers who works at sea, in mountains or remote areas; and workers who work oversea, on ships or aircraft, in the examination field or on annual power plant repair duties. (Melody Tsai)