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Monday, September 16, 2019
Tags: working time
Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial
The draft amended Labor Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly at its upcoming session this October. However, for the time being, opinions remain divergent on a number of issues such as shortening of working time and increase of the maximum overtime.
Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age
Increasing the overtime cap and retirement age topped the agenda for lawmakers at the ongoing meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on August 14.
Party fights ideological and moral degradation Party fights ideological and moral degradation
The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee on October 30 issued Resolution No. 04-NQ-TW on enhancement of Party building and rectification, pointing to manifestations of degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyle as well as “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” among Party members, and putting forth solutions.
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.
Glossary of 2015 construction decrees Glossary of 2015 construction decrees
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).
Divorce in Vietnam Divorce in Vietnam
According to Vietnamese law, divorce between a Vietnamese national and a foreigner or between two foreigners permanently residing in Vietnam is settled under the Law on Marriage and Family.
Lawmakers cast votes of confidence for key positions Lawmakers cast votes of confidence for key positions
During the National Assembly (NA)’s fifth session, lawmakers cast votes of confidence for 47 positions elected or approved by the NA or People’s Councils.
Legal training to serve national development Legal training to serve national development
In a broad meaning, legal training in Vietnam consists of three main components: (1) training in basic legal knowledge to grant intermediate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees; (2) legal professional training to grant certificates for judicial titles (judges, procurators, lawyers and other judicial titles); and (3) retraining and refresher training for law practitioners. These training activities are much different from one another (in terms of trainees, training institutions, training purposes, training contents and methods, etc.) but are closely interrelated.
Labor Code Labor Code
From May 1 next year, the new Labor Code (the Code) will take effect, superseding the 1994 Labor Code (amended and supplemented in 2002, 2006 and 2007).

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