Labor

Labor policy and administration

Employers evading social insurance payments affects workers' rights

Evasion of social insurance payments for workers increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as enterprises grappled the economic fall-out of pandemic control measures. However, as stipulated by law, avoiding payment and racking up insurance debt severely affects the social security rights of employees.The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social ...

Meeting held to promote enforcement of 2019 Labour Code

A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 15 and 16 to discuss the implementation of new content in the 2019 Labour Code and documents guiding its enforcement.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh said the 2019 Labour ...

Workshop discusses future of Vietnamese labour market

Experts discussed the future of the Vietnamese labour market at an online workshop hosted by Nhan Dan (The People) newspaper last week.Dr Bui Sy Loi, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee of Social Affairs, said one of the biggest changes of the labour market ...

Vietnam to increase retirement age gradually from 2021

Vietnam will gradually increase the retirement age to 60 years for women and 62 for men starting next year. The government has issued a decree that contains a timeline for raising the retirement age by 2035 from 55 years for women and 60 for men. ...

Hoang Phuong

Vietnam now needs to walk the talk on sexual harassment

The amended Labour Code (LC) of Vietnam includes a number of positive and important provisions, including a definition of sexual harassment. These changes were accepted by the National Assembly (NA) on 20 November 2019. The new Labour Code defines sexual harassment in the workplace for ...

Labour Forum 2019 spotlights future of work

“Future of Work: The Choice of Vietnam” was the theme of the Labour Forum 2019 held in Hanoi on November 27.  The event was jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), partners and the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Country Office for Vietnam.According to the ...

Vietnam among top in salary growth

Vietnam is ranked second in the top 20 countries in terms of salary growth in a recent report from ECA International, a global provider of information, software, and expertise for the management and assignment of employees around the world.Vietnam leads the Southeast Asia region with ...

Retirement age to rise as from 2021

The retirement age for male and female workers will increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively in 2035 under the revised Labour Code that was passed by National Assembly deputies on November 20.The document, which sailed through the legislature with ...

Vietnam lags far behind in setting healthy work hours: lawmakers

Vietnam is 80 years behind developed countries in approving a 40-hour work week law, which is needed to ensure workers’ quality of life, lawmakers say. On another proposal from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to increase overtime cap from 300 hours a year to 400, ...

Hoang Thuy, Viet Tuan

Most workers feel productive for less than 6 hours a day

68 percent of Vietnamese workers feel they are productive for just 4 to 6 hours per day, a recent survey has found. Only 14 percent of respondents reported feeling productive for over 7 hours per day, the survey covering 500 office workers and 200 employers carried ...

Hung Le

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