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Saturday, April 17, 2021
Tags: work permit
Gov. enacts new policies on construction investment project management Gov. enacts new policies on construction investment project management
From March 3, owners of construction investment projects must work out technical and managerial solutions for ensuring efficient energy use, resource conservation and environmental protection.
New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam
Under Government Decree 152/2020/ND-CP dated December 30, 2020, on management of foreign workers in Vietnam and recruitment and management of Vietnamese workers for Vietnam-based foreign entities and individuals, a foreign worker may be exempt from Vietnam’s work permit.
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.
Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam
Citizens of 80 countries and territories who enter Vietnam with e-visas (EV) of a validity period of 30 days, once obtaining work permits or certificates of exemption from work permit, may have their e-visas changed into LD1 or LD2 visas or temporary residence cards in accordance with law.
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.
Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam
Citizens of 80 countries and territories who enter Vietnam with e-visas (EV) of a validity period of 30 days, once obtaining work permits or certificates of exemption from work permit, may have their e-visas changed into LD1 or LD2 visas or temporary residence cards in accordance with law.
Revised Law on Foreigners Entry in Exit from Transit through and Residence in Vietnam Revised Law on Foreigners’ Entry in, Exit from, Transit through and Residence in Vietnam
The Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Law on Foreigners’ Entry in, Exit from, Transit through and Residence in Vietnam was passed on November 25 last year. It adds three new articles to and revises 17 articles of the 2014 version.
New rules on work permits for foreigners proposed New rules on work permits for foreigners proposed
Foreigners who enter Vietnam to work as specialists, managers, executive officers or technical workers for less than 20 days would be exempted from work permits.
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, which plays an important role in realizing social progress and justice, improving people’s lives, and ensuring socio-political stability and national sustainable development. 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.
NA approves the development plan for next year targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth NA approves the development plan for next year, targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth
The 14th National Assembly on November 11 adopted the Resolution on the socio-economic development plan for 2020, striving for 6.8 percent GDP growth rate and higher national competitiveness.

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