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Official Gazette

Monday, September 16, 2019
Tags: female employees
Womens political participation still falls short of target Women’s political participation still falls short of target
Nearly 40 years ago in 1981, Vietnam joined the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Since then, the country has adopted many laws and policies to improve women’s leadership and political participation. This article looks into and proposes solutions for increasing female participation in politics in Vietnam.
Official Gazette issues Nos 112-115/2018 published on January 11 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 112-115/2018, published on January 11, 2019
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.
Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment
Around 72 percent of Vietnamese women have joined the workforce, bringing the country to the group of nations with highest percentages of women in the labor pool. Despite their great contributions to the national economy, women still face numerous barriers to employment equality.
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?
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.
Government keen on gender equality Government keen on gender equality
The Prime Minister on March 31 issued Decision No. 515/QD-TTg, approving a plan on measures to ensure gender equality towards female employees during 2016-20.
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
Incentives for employersnbsp;female employeesnbsp; Incentives for employers, female employees 
Enterprises that employ a large number of female laborers will enjoy lower corporate income tax rates from November 15.
Documents issued from September 28 thru October 4 Documents issued from September 28 thru October 4
From September 28 thru October 4, seven documents were issued.

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