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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Tags: insurance premiums
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.
Corporate penal liability in Vietnam Corporate penal liability in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code marks a great progress in the country’s criminal justice by holding commercial legal entities liable for their criminal acts. Its novel provisions create a legal basis for the fight against criminal acts committed by commercial legal entities in recent years as well as for international cooperation on combating crime, especially transnational organized crime.
Wage regulations reformed to suit market mechanisms Wage regulations reformed to suit market mechanisms
Businesses would likely narrow the pay gap among employees and recalculate wage scale based on productivity at work instead of seniority.
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.
Retirement age to rise in 2021 Retirement age to rise in 2021
The retirement age in Vietnam, currently 60 for men and 55 for women, may be gradually raised to 62 and 60, respectively, beginning in January 2021, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) proposed.
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?
Banks asked to further develop mobile payment Banks asked to further develop mobile payment
By 2020, at least 300,000 point-of-sale machines will be installed with the number of transactions reaching around 200 million per year.
PM asks for lifting business fees PM asks for lifting business fees
Administrative procedures in many ministries, sectors and localities remain complex, causing difficulties for enterprises, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the monthly Government meeting on August 30.
Workers to benefit from voluntary occupational accident insurance Workers to benefit from voluntary occupational accident insurance
Non-contractual employees will be entitled to the voluntary occupational accident insurance regime if they have paid compulsory social insurance premiums for at least 12 months, according to a draft decree designed by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

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