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Saturday, January 23, 2021
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Retirement age may go up due to trade deals Retirement age may go up due to trade deals
The retirement age for male and female workers could increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively from 2021, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment
Around 72 percent of Vietnamese women have joined the workforce, bringing the country to the group of nations with highest percentages of women in the labor pool. Despite their great contributions to the national economy, women still face numerous barriers to employment equality.
Employers responsibility for safety and health at work Employers’ responsibility for safety and health at work
Under a prime ministerial decision, from May 1-30, 2017, the Month of Action for OSH was launched for the first time in Vietnam in order to raise the awareness about and enhance compliance with the OSH law nationwide, which was actively responded by a lot of enterprises.
Maternity leave for foreign female employees Maternity leave for foreign female employees
As a female worker in Vietnam, am I entitled to a six-month maternity leave under Vietnamese law? Do employers pay any salary during the maternity leave? Is my employer obliged to keep me as an employee and give me back my job after the maternity leave? Can my husband also take a paternity leave when I give birth?
Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
The Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, will enter into force on January 1 next year.

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