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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

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 ...

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