[Taipei, December 13. Image via Getty.]

A protester holds up a placard during a rally by foreign workers in Taipei on December 13, 2009 to demand equal time off and holiday leave. Protesters called on local employers to give the same rights and privileges as their local counterparts receive under Taiwan law. There are more than 170,000 foreign workers in Taiwan, many of them domestic helpers and construction workers mostly from Southeast Asia. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK LIN (Photo credit should read PATRICK LIN/AFP/Getty Images)