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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Tags: compulsory social insurance
Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration
The policy on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers was introduced in Vietnam for the first time in October last year under Government Decree 143 of 2018. Dinh Huy Hung, Deputy Director of the Premium Collection Department under the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), talks with the Doi Song & Phap Luat newspaper about initial results of the new policy.
Top 10 legal documents in 2018 Top 10 legal documents in 2018
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Law on Cyber Security, the Anti-Corruption Law, guiding texts of the Law on Foreign Trade Management, Government Decree 86/2018/ND-CP on foreign cooperation and investment in education, among others.
Official Gazette issues Nos 104-108/2018 available on December 3 2018 Official Gazette issues Nos 104-108/2018, available on December 3, 2018
Foreign workers required to participate in compulsory social insurance Foreign workers required to participate in compulsory social insurance
From December 1, foreign workers in Vietnam will be covered by compulsory social insurance for their sickness, maternity and occupational accidents or diseases.
Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers rights Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers’ rights
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is still working on draft amendments to the 2012 Labor Code, focusing on such issues as the Code’s governing scope, wage and overtime working hours, special labor, establishment of industrial relations, and unscheduled inspection.
Party sets the goal of social insurance for all Party sets the goal of social insurance for all
On May 23, 2018, on behalf of the Party Central Committee of the 12th Congress, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW on reforming social insurance policy torward the goal of universal social insurance. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum would like to introduce main parts of the Resolution.
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?

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