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Monday, September 27, 2021
Tags: Labor contracts
Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
Freedom of movement is among the fundamental rights under the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Vietnam has been a member state since 1982. Freedom of movement not only creates the premise for an individual to enjoy civil, political, and other economic, social and cultural rights, but also as a condition to promote the development of the economy and society of countries. Nonetheless, the right to freedom of movement is not absolute and can be subjected to restrictions in certain circumstances. The following article examines the regulations on restrictions on freedom of movement following the ICCPR and Vietnam’s law, and evaluates the practical implementation as well as the shortcomings of the restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eleven laws came into force from January 1 Eleven laws came into force from January 1
These include the Labor Code, the Invetment Law, the Enterprise Law, the Law on Investment in the Form of Public-Private Partnership, the Securities Law, the Youth Law, the Law on Mediation and Dialogue at Court, among others.
Social insurance regimes for foreign workers in Vietnam Social insurance regimes for foreign workers in Vietnam
As per Article 2 of Government Decree 143/2018/ND-CP, when being employed in the country, a foreigner is required to participate in social insurance if he (i) possesses a work permit, practice certificate or practice license granted by a Vietnamese authority; and (ii) has entered into a labor contract of an indefinite term or of a term of at least full one year with a Vietnam-based employer.
Healthcare for female employees further guided Healthcare for female employees further guided
Female workers with under-12-month infants will be entitled to a 60-minute break per day to breastfeed them, pump and store breast milk, and rest while receiving full wages under their labor contracts.
Government issues new rules on foreign workers in Vietnam Government issues new rules on foreign workers in Vietnam
The Government recently issued Decree No 152/2020/ND-CP featuring regulations on foreigners working in Vietnam and the recruitment and management of Vietnamese working for foreign organizations and individuals in the country.
Labor Code Labor Code
Coming into force from the beginning of 2021, the Labor Code prescribes labor standards; rights, obligations and responsibilities of employees, employers, grassroots-level employees’ representative organizations, and employers’ representative organizations in industrial relations and other relations directly associated with industrial relations; and state management of labor.
NA ratifies Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labor NA ratifies Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labor
The National Assembly on Monday ratified Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labor with 94.82 percent of NA deputies in agreement.
Social insurance law: overview and solutions for improvement Social insurance law: overview and solutions for improvement
Social insurance is a main pillar of the social security system in Vietnam’s socialist-oriented market economy. Proper implementation of social insurance is the duty of the entire political system and responsibility of Party organizations and administrations, socio-political organizations, businesses and people. One of the key factors for proper implementation of social insurance is policies and laws governing this social service. This article examines limitations in the current legal system on social insurance and puts forward solutions for improvement of this important system.
New Labor Code available on Official Gazette issues Nos 125-129 of 2019 New Labor Code available on Official Gazette issues Nos 125-129 of 2019
Available on Official Gazette issues Nos 125-129 of 2019, the revised Labor Code, with 220 articles arranged in 17 chapters, contains several significant changes compared to its 2012 version.
National Assembly Standing Committees 44th session opens National Assembly Standing Committee’s 44th session opens
National Assembly Chairwowan Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan chaired the opening of the 44th session of the National Assembly Standing Committee in Hanoi on April 20.

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