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Monday, September 23, 2019
Tags: wage levels
Revising the Labor Codes provisions on wages: Does minimum wage mean living wage? Revising the Labor Code’s provisions on wages: Does minimum wage mean living wage?
The draft revised Labor Code, which is expected to be passed by the National Assembly this October, contains several noteworthy amendments to the current regulations on wages.
Official Gazette issues Nos 133-135/2018 published on March 14 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 133-135/2018, published on March 14, 2019
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.
Official Gazette issues Nos 9-12 October 2017 coming out on January 17 2018 Official Gazette issues Nos 9-12 October 2017, coming out on January 17, 2018
Official Gazette issues Nos 1-3 November 2016 released on January 23 2016 Official Gazette issues Nos 1-3 November 2016, released on January 23, 2016
Documents issued from November 9 thru 15 Documents issued from November 9 thru 15
From November 9 thru 15, ten documents were issued.
More specific regulations to protect housemaids More specific regulations to protect housemaids
Decree No. 103/2012/ND-CP: Region-based minimum wage increased Decree No. 103/2012/ND-CP: Region-based minimum wage increased
Minimum wage adjustment plan stirs fears Minimum wage adjustment plan stirs fears
Labor code reform – a golden opportunity to enhance industrial relations in Vietnam Labor code reform – a golden opportunity to enhance industrial relations in Vietnam
The past few years have been marked by considerable changes in the labor field in Viet Nam, much of it engendered by the doi moi policy and by Vietnam’s accelerating insertion into the global market place, both of which are challenging existing labor institutions and pointing up shortcomings. In the area of labor law, Vietnam has now ratified 17 Conventions of which five of the eight core Conventions that are regarded as the “social floor for globalization” and the basis for the pursuit of labor rights.

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