Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Vietnam as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Vietnam: Amended employment law

The principal changes currently being proposed by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) are concerned with unemployment insurance …

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Vietnam: Call for reduced workweeks

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour is pressing the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to limit the working week to 48 hours …

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Vietnam: Poor employment prospects for 2023

During the first half of this year, the demand for staff was 30% down on the first half of 2022 …

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Vietnam: Law on Personal Data Protection to take effect from 1 July 2023

New personal data protection law …

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Vietnam: Payment of a housing allowance to employees

Not all companies pay a housing allowance, but it is considered to be the ‘norm’ for most medium and lower skilled workers …

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Vietnam: Proposal to apply unemployment insurance to shorter employment periods

At present, employers are only liable for unemployment insurance once an employee has worked for three months …

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Vietnam: Decree still awaited on new workplace representation rights

Amendments to the Labour Code in 2019 established a new set of rights for enterprise-level employee organisations that will become the default body for representation, rather than trade unions …

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Vietnam: Increase of in-kind compensation values

With effect from 1st March 2023, the four levels of monetary value of supplementary compensation for employees operating ,in conditions for potentially dangerous and hazardous working conditions will be adjusted to VND 13,000 (USD 0 …

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Vietnam: High level of informal employment remains in all sectors of the economy

The General Statistics Office has calculated that during 2021, there were 33 …

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Vietnam: Have you issued your internal labour regulations?

The rush to switch production in Vietnam during the pandemic period has led some employers to overlook a change introduced on the verge of the global health crisis …

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Vietnam: Regional minimum wage changes from 1st July 2022

Minimum wages have risen by 6% and been converted from monthly to hourly rates …

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Vietnam: Overtime up to 60 hours per month

Employee overtime hours have been increased to a maximum of 60 hours per month (up to a maximum of 300 hours per year) …

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Vietnam: Regional minimum wage to be increased from July 2022

The government has announced that it is planning to increase the minimum wage in July 2022 …

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Vietnam: Compensation responsibilities for employees suffering occupational accidents, occupational diseases

Employers who refuse to correctly insure workers for occupational safety and health will be required to pay the employee the allowances due to the employee in the event of an accident or illness …

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Vietnam: Government resumes pre-pandemic visa issuance

Visa exemption has been resumed for 13 countries as part of the pandemic recovery programme …

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