Taiwanese Couple Gets Married And Divorced 4 Times To Exploit Country’s Marriage Leave Law

When people take advantage of systems that are in place for their own benefit, it usually ends up with those systems being restricted, changed, or canceled altogether to deter others from capitalizing on them.

The phrase “this is why we can’t have nice things” comes to mind when considering one Taiwanese couple’s scam to repeatedly get married and divorced in order to collect paid marriage leave from their jobs.

Some Countries Offer Paid “Honeymoon” Days For Newlyweds

Couple wearing white robes relaxing in bed, focus on bottom of bare feet.
Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels
Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels

In places like Malta, Vietnam, and China, it is standard for companies to provide two days off for newlyweds following their wedding ceremony.

In Taiwan, companies are legally obliged to offer a total of eight paid vacation days for newlyweds.