Human Resources & Payroll

Working in Vietnam as an Expat: Quick Guide (2022)


Thinking about moving to Vietnam? Here’s a quick guide to get you started living and working in this booming Southeast Asian nation.

Layoff Violations Under Vietnam’s Updated Criminal Code


Recently implemented, an updated version of Vietnamese criminal code raises penalties for illegal termination of employees and thus presents increased risks for HR throughout the country. Effective from 01 July 2016, Code No. 100/2015/QH13 increases penalties for layoff violations to serious fines and jail time.

Circular 59: Updates to Vietnam’s Social Insurance Scheme


The following article looks at the impact of Circular 59 on your business. Read more to find out how and where the Vietnamese government’s attempts to cut costs have passed on this burden to the private sector.

Understanding Vietnam’s Recruiting Requirements


In an effort to clarify uncertainty surrounding Vietnam’s recruitment agency requirements , the following article focuses on entities that must use recruiting services, which types of recruiters may be engaged by such organizations, and how to make the most of the recruiting process

Improved Rights for Female Employees in Vietnam: Decree 85


The Vietnam government recently issued a new decree to ensure greater rights for female employees. The regulatory change under Decree No 85 came into effect on November 15, 2015.

Terminating an Employee in Vietnam


Vietnam’s employee-friendly business environment is reflected in the degree of protection employees have from termination. In this article, we will explain when an employee may be terminated, which procedures need to be followed, and discuss severance payment.

Vietnam’s Minimum Wages to Increase in 2016


Vietnam’s National Wage Council has voted for a 12.4% minimum wage increase in 2016. According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)’s Vice Minister, increases will also take place in 2017.

Vietnam Human Resources to Improve With Increasing Education Investment


The Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA), has revealed that 213 education projects have received foreign direct investment, reaching a total of US$822 million registered capital up to May 20, 2015.

Overtime Restrictions for Vietnamese Workers


In recent years, foreign enterprises has proposed to extend the maximum overtime working hours for Vietnamese workers, but such proposals have been repeatedly declined by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, citing health of local workers.

Samsung Takes Advantage of Vietnam’s Developing Workforce – Expands Number of Local Employees


Samsung Electronics will soon employ more local employees than any other foreign company in Vietnam. By July, the South Korean firm will have expanded their current local workforce from 40,000 to 100,000. Currently, less than half of the workers on its payroll are Vietnamese.

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