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Vietnam Labor Law Review
(February – March 2018)

March 15, 2018 Labor Law Review

Vietnam Labor Law Review 

February – March 2018
A.LEGAL INSIGHTS:

IMPORTANT SUGGESTIONS FOR AMENDING THE LABOR CODE

(1)  Removing the requirement of submitting salary scales to the local labor-management authority

(2)  Increasing the total number of overtime hours to a maximum of 400 hours per year, compared to the current policy of 200 hours per year

(3)  Expanding the employee’s right to unilaterally terminate the labor contract

(4)  Schedule for raising the retirement age for employees beginning in 2021

IS “SERVING THE EMPLOYER’S COMMERCIAL INTEREST” A DUTY OF THE EMPLOYEE?

 

B. ISSUED LABOR LAW DOCUMENTS – JANUARY 2018

Issued:

(1)  Circular No.28/2017/TT-BLDTBXH of the MOLISA providing for a quality assurance system in vocational education units

(2)  Circular No.29/2017/TT-BLDTBXH of the MOLISA providing regulations for the association between parties organizing training programs

(3)  Circular No.31/2017/TT-BLDTBXH of the MOLISA providing regulations for the training in colleges, junior colleges, and preliminary levels in the form of full-time and part-time vocational education

(4)  Decree No.161/2017/ND-CP of the Government amending Article 12, Decree No.21/2016/ND-CP dated March 31, 2016 of the Government providing regulations for the performance of specialized inspection functions regarding the social, unemployment and medical insurance contribution of the social insurance agency

(5)  Circular No.33/2017/TT-BLDTBXH providing guidance for the structure of organization, norms for staff and procedures, and standards for social support at social support establishments

(6)  Circular No.35/2017/TT-BLDTBXH providing regulations for the management, operation and exploitation of databases on Vietnamese employees working overseas under contract

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