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Official Gazette

Friday, March 31, 2017
Tags: social insurance
Official Gazette issues Nos 1-3 January 2017 published on March 22 2017 Official Gazette issues Nos 1-3 January 2017, published on March 22, 2017
Unions can sue for insurance Unions can sue for insurance
Tran Thi Thanh Ha, deputy director of the Center for Industrial Relations Development under the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, tells Thoi Bao Kinh Te Vietnam (Vietnam Economic Times) that her department will help grassroots Trade Unions sue employers that don’t pay workers’ social insurance, health insurance and unemployment benefits on time.
Govt. set to further improve the business environment Govt. set to further improve the business environment
Raising productivity and competitiveness of the economy and improving the business environment continue to be at the top of the Government’s agenda this year.
Government resolves to improve the 2017 business environment Government resolves to improve the 2017 business environment
Tasks and solutions to improve the business environment and national competitiveness this year have been highlighted in the Government’s Resolution No. 19 issued on February 6.
Businesses burdened with social insurance: lawyer Businesses burdened with social insurance: lawyer
Rising social insurance debt owed by businesses is a headache for social security authorities and trade unions which largely blame on employers’ disregard of law and their misappropriation of social insurance premiums paid by employees. This article adds another view holding that high social insurance payment rate is also a cause of the problem.
Damages for breach of contract under Vietnamese law Damages for breach of contract under Vietnamese law
Damages are a type of claim recognized by Vietnamese law. Article 302 of the Commercial Law defines “damages”[2] as the act whereby the party in breach of a contract (the contract breaker) compensates for loss caused by that party’s breach to the victim of that breach (the claimant). The regime for damages is provided in the Civil Code and the Commercial Law with notable differences between those texts. As the new Civil Code enacted by the National Assembly of Vietnam on November 24, 2015 (the 2015 Civil Code), will take effect from January 1, 2017, this article will provide comment on the relevant rules of this text. It will also give some drafting notes in respect of damages clauses. Please note that this article deals only with damages in contract and not in tort (i.e. when there is no direct contractual relationship between the parties).
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.
Labor sublease under Vietnamese law: an overview Labor sublease under Vietnamese law: an overview
A labor sublease contract must not contain provisions on the rights and interests of the employee which are less favorable than those provided in the labor contract which the staffing company has signed with the employee concerned.
Labor Ministry backs controversial retirement age raising Labor Ministry backs controversial retirement age raising
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs is set to include the proposal to raise the retirement age in the revised Labor Code, which is slated for submission to the National Assembly next year, amid mixed public reaction.
Ministry moots insurance cuts to help businesses Ministry moots insurance cuts to help businesses
Businesses could have their contributions to funds for labor accidents, occupational diseases and unemployment reduced by half under a new Government proposal.

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