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Official Gazette

Monday, August 15, 2022
Tags: Labor Code
Realizing freedom of association under Vietnams legislation Realizing freedom of association under Vietnam’s legislation
The 2019 Labor Code, effective as of January 1, 2021, lays a foundation for development and implementation of the country’s industrial relations system, which is more consistent with the principles of the market economy and serves the country’s integration and strong development. The Code touches upon key principles for freedom of association and independent workers’ representative organizations, but there is an increasing concern that would not suffice, especially, in the context of Vietnam. This article examines key challenges to freedom of association in the country and explore future perspectives of the right to association.
Region-based minimum wage to rise in July Region-based minimum wage to rise in July
Under Government Decree 38/2022/ND-CP, from July 1, the region-based monthly minimum wage will be increased by 6 percent or between VND 180,000 and VND 260,000.
Regimes for female employees and assurance of gender equality under the Labor Code Regimes for female employees and assurance of gender equality under the Labor Code
The Labor Code was passed in November 2019 and came into force from the beginning of 2021. The Code devotes a separate chapter, Chapter X, to providing regulations on female employees and assurance of gender equality.
Renewing unemployment insurance policy toward intensified labor training and re-training Renewing unemployment insurance policy toward intensified labor training and re-training
Unemployment insurance policy has been regarded as an important tool to administer the labor market, aiming to build a competitive, high-quality one that operates in a transparent and effective manner. In order to properly perform this role in Vietnam at present, unemployment insurance policy should be instituted in the general socio-economic development program as well as social, insurance, labor and wage policies, thereby materializing the undertaking that nobody will be left behind in the course of building a prosperous and happy society.
Raising overtime cap: pros and cons Raising overtime cap: pros and cons
The Government has recently submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee a draft resolution on overtime work under which the monthly maximum number of extra working hours would rise to 72 from the current limit of 40.
Exercise of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy Exercise of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has led to emergence of new business lines based on digital platforms following the model of sharing economy (Grab, peer-to-peer lending, ride and accomodation sharing, etc.). However, enterprises engaged in such business lines are encountering numerous difficulties due to incompleteness of the existing legal framework concerning this issue. This article brings an insight into the realization of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy in Vietnam and gives recommendations for promoting the development of this model in the country.
Series of support policies adopted to help businesses recover from pandemic Series of support policies adopted to help businesses recover from pandemic
Since early this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted production and business activities in the country, a number of financial support packages have been launched by the National Assembly and Government to help enterprises overcome difficulties and to resume the economic growth.
Official Gazette issues Nos 25-27/2021 published on June 16 2021 Official Gazette issues Nos 25-27/2021, published on June 16, 2021
Vietnam adapts social security law to Industrial Revolution 4.0 Vietnam adapts social security law to Industrial Revolution 4.0
Dr. Le Thanh Binh Ho Chi Minh National Politics Academy Social security law constitutes a crucial factor contributing to the materialization of socio-political stability and sustainable development objectives. When manual labor is replaced by automation in the economy and robots replace men in various fields, millions of laborers in the world would find themselves unemployed, thus leading to a deeper social class division. Therefore, social security law should be reformed in conformity with such pillars as the Social Insurance Law, Health Insurance Law, Employment Law and Labor Code in order to assist laborers to be adaptable to Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Official Gazette issues Nos 140-144/2020 issued on March 26 2021 Official Gazette issues Nos 140-144/2020, issued on March 26, 2021

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