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Sunday, October 25, 2020
Tags: overtime
Draft sets out working conditions for minor employees Draft sets out working conditions for minor employees
Employers might employ persons aged under 15 to do jobs suitable to their health but must obtain the consent of their parents or guardians. It is highlighted in a draft circular on employment of under-15 persons prepared by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Paid overtime work Paid overtime work
As per Article 104 of the 2012 Labor Code, the normal working time must not exceed 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. An employer may set an hourly, daily or weekly working time frame for employees. In case of a weekly working time frame, the normal working time must not exceed 10 hours per day and 48 hours per week.
Presidential Office announces newly adopted laws Presidential Office announces newly adopted laws
The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hanoi on December 16 to announce the President’s order on the laws adopted at the recent eighth session of the 14th-tenure National Assembly.
NA deputies discuss overtime working NA deputies discuss overtime working
The National Assembly Committee of Social Affairs opened its plenary session in Hanoi on October 2 discussing the revised Labor Code.
Vietnam encourages RoK businesses to invest in specialized industrial parks Vietnam encourages RoK businesses to invest in specialized industrial parks
Vietnam encourages businesses from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to invest in specialized industrial parks targeting Korean firms and Vietnamese small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial
The draft amended Labor Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly at its upcoming session this October. However, for the time being, opinions remain divergent on a number of issues such as shortening of working time and increase of the maximum overtime.
Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age
Increasing the overtime cap and retirement age topped the agenda for lawmakers at the ongoing meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on August 14.
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.
Participation in ILO convention in line with Vietnams international integration Participation in ILO convention in line with Vietnam’s international integration
Vietnam’s participation in the International Labor Organization Convention 98 on the application of principles of the right to organize and bargain collectively is in line with the Party and State’s guidelines in international integration of labor and society.
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.

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