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Monday, September 23, 2019
Tags: 2014 Law on Social Insurance
Drawbacks in lawmaking work under scrutiny Drawbacks in lawmaking work under scrutiny
The quality of draft laws, ordinances and resolutions is basically ensured, according to a Ministry of Justice’s report sent to lawmakers at the 22nd session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee that took place on March 19-20.
Major policies effective in January Major policies effective in January
These include the Law on Belief and Religion, social insurance policies, the Law on Foreign Trade Management, the Tourism Law and provisions on the penal liability of commercial legal persons.
MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers
As from January 1, 2018, foreign workers in Vietnam would be required to pay premiums for three among five social insurance regimes, namely sickness, maternity and occupational disease.
Maternity leave for foreign female employees Maternity leave for foreign female employees
As a female worker in Vietnam, am I entitled to a six-month maternity leave under Vietnamese law? Do employers pay any salary during the maternity leave? Is my employer obliged to keep me as an employee and give me back my job after the maternity leave? Can my husband also take a paternity leave when I give birth?
Foreign workers to be obliged to pay compulsory social insurance premiums Foreign workers to be obliged to pay compulsory social insurance premiums
Foreigners who enter into labor contracts with a term of at least full one month with Vietnam-based employers would have to participate in compulsory social insurance if they possess work permits, practice certificates or practice licenses granted by Vietnamese competent authorities.
Unions can sue for insurance Unions can sue for insurance
Tran Thi Thanh Ha, deputy director of the Center for Industrial Relations Development under the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, tells Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) that her department will help grassroots Trade Unions sue employers that don’t pay workers’ social insurance, health insurance and unemployment benefits on time.
Ministry proposes revision of the Labor Code to be more beneficial for employees Ministry proposes revision of the Labor Code to be more beneficial for employees
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has recently proposed amendment of the 2012 Labor Code’s provisions concerning incentives for employers of female employees, overtime work, strike, and settlement of social insurance regimes for employees whose employers owe social insurance premiums.
Decree No. 134/2015/ND-CP of December 29 2015 Decree No. 134/2015/ND-CP of December 29, 2015
Detailing a number of articles of the Law on Social Insurance regarding voluntary social insurance
Participation of private enterprises in compulsory social insurance Participation of private enterprises in compulsory social insurance
The compulsory social insurance premium rate in 2016 remain unchanged at total 26 percent of a monthly wage, in which employees will have to pay 8 percent of their monthly wage to the pension and survivorship allowance fund while their employers will pay 18 percent of full pensionable monthly wage (14 percent to the pension and survivorship allowance fund; 1 percent to the labor accident and occupational disease fund; and 3 percent to the sickness and maternity fund).
Foreign employees to pay social insurance premiums from 2018 Foreign employees to pay social insurance premiums from 2018
According to the 2014 Law on Social Insurance, from 2018 foreign employees lawfully working in Vietnam will be covered by compulsory social insurance.

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