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Monday, January 18, 2021
Tags: Labor Code
Labor Code helps build harmonious stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnams international integration Labor Code helps build harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnam’s international integration
The new Labor Code was passed last November with major amendments and will take effect from the beginning of next year. Compared to the Labor Code which was enacted for the first time in 1994 and revised four times in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2012, the 2019 Labor Code (the Code) has fundamental and comprehensive revisions and becomes a new legal framework facilitating the building of harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations in the context of a socialist-oriented market economy and making Vietnam’s labor law better match international labor standards and serve the international integration process of the country.
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.
Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert
The United Nations Population Fund Country Office in Vietnam has recently rendered technical support to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in preparing a review report of 10 years of implementing the Law on Gender Equality of Vietnam. On this occasion, Naomi Kitahara, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam, grants Vietnam Law & Legal Forum magazine an interview on the results achieved in Vietnam’s gender equality work as well as things that should be improved in the future.
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, 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.
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.
Official Gazette issues Nos 125-129/2019 published on March 23 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 125-129/2019, published on March 23, 2020
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.

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