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Official Gazette

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Tags: social insurance
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.
Vietnams policies to lure foreign skilled workers Vietnam’s policies to lure foreign skilled workers
The fourth Industrial Revolution increases the demand for skilled workers, resulting in a shortage in the labor market. As the national education system is unable to satisfy the local demand, many countries around the world have adopted policies to attract foreign workers to offset the deficiency. This article analyzes Vietnam’s policies on attraction of foreign workers and proposes policy solutions to lure foreign scientists and technologists to work in the country.
Vietnam speeds up toward digital government and digital economy Vietnam speeds up toward digital government and digital economy
Building e-government and then developing digital government and digital economy constitute a great policy that needs to be accelerated in the coming time, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung highlighted in a recent article.
Government poised to cut costs for businesses Government poised to cut costs for businesses
Vietnam would cut or simplify at least half of business conditions and lessen requirements in the areas of investment, land, construction, tax payment and social insurance so as to reach a mark equaling the average level of ASEAN-4 countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business survey by 2020.
Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code
On June 20, 2017, the National Assembly passed the revised Penal Code. It became effective on January 1, 2018. Several significant changes have occurred. Several acts, previously criminal, are no longer punishable. On the other hand, several previously innocent acts have been criminalized. One very large change is that an enterprise-not just an individual-may now be guilty of a crime1.
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.
Party charts out key personnel wage and social insurance policy reforms up to 2030 Party charts out key personnel, wage and social insurance policy reforms up to 2030
The seventh plenum of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam wrapped up in Hanoi on May 12, completing all the agenda contents after six working days.
Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light
The retirement age of Vietnamese laborers, which is currently 60 for men and 55 for women, will be increased, according to a resolution on social insurance policy reform adopted this month by the Party Central Committee at its seventh plenum.

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