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Four weddings and a court case

Taiwan dollar
Taiwan dollar (Photo: Reuters)
  TAPEI — Taiwanese bank clerk married four times in a month so he could max out the country’s statutory holidays for newlyweds.اضافة اعلان

Companies have to give eight days of paid leave to people getting married. So the canny clerk claimed 32 days off by tying the knot four times in 37 days, with three divorces in between.

When his bosses said no, he appealed to the Taipei labor department which fined the bank Tw$20,000 ($670) for breaking work regulations.

The man has since left the bank, AFP discovered, but is taking it on again for the 24 days in leave he says it still owes him.

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