Law revision may impede business

With Vietnam’s low labour productivity and overtime, a proposal on reducing working hours in the latest draft amendments to the Labour Code – if adopted – could become a burden for the business community. Khoi Nguyen reports.

According to Article 107 of the latest draft amendments to the Labour Code, scheduled to be submitted to the National Assembly for discussion and approval later this year, the MoLISA has proposed that the working time be reduced from the existing 48 to 44 hours per week. This means that workers will have to work half a working day a week or two working days a month less than they currently do.

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