Currently, Vietnam is in the process of reviewing the implementation of Decree No. 152/2020/ND-CP on foreign employees working in Vietnam, and the recruitment and management of Vietnamese employees working for foreign individuals and organizations in Vietnam. Against this context, the authorities have made various attempts to visit, inspect and audit companies on the use of foreign employees, work permit documentation and relevant compliance matters.
In an effort to address Vietnam’s historical perception as a high-risk compliance jurisdiction, the Vietnamese government has recently implemented a series of regulatory and practical measures to significantly reduce corrupt practices in the country.
These recent efforts to combat corruption have resulted in a number of measures, including legal reforms, public awareness campaigns, international cooperation efforts, as well as increased enforcement of corruption and bribery laws (including a number of high profile arrests and prosecutions for bribery offences). These trends in Vietnam show no sign of slowing down, and heightened enforcement of corruption-related crimes in Vietnam can be expected to continue and even increase in the months and years to come.
Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Employers’ Forum took place in Singapore on Thursday, 27 April 2023. You can access a number of related resources relating to employment issues and trends.
In March 2023, the government issued a draft of the Revised Law on Social Insurance for public comments. The Draft Law will be available for public comments until 30 April 2023. The Draft Law presents a number of notable changes to the currently applicable regulations that may bring about a significant impact if they are eventually approved in the final version of the Draft Law.
In brief 2022 was undoubtedly an active period for Vietnam’s regulatory landscape and the year has drawn to a close with a long progression of new regulations and important legal updates. As demonstrated by recent announcements and upcoming regulatory enactments, this pace of notable legal developments shows no sign of…
In May 2022, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) was launched between Australia, Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the US and Vietnam. On account of its specified focus on labor standards and issues, IPEF is likely to have an ongoing impact on labor regulations and trends among partner countries, including Vietnam.
The new year, 2022, has officially started with the launch and coming into force of novel legal policies that may impact the operations in general and workforce in particular of enterprises in Vietnam, especially those with foreign employees. This post highlights these developments.
As part of our continued efforts to guide clients through these challenging times, the Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Group brings you these recorded webinars which provide key and practical insights on employment and compensation trends and major challenges being faced by businesses across the region.
On 4 August 2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) issued Official Letter No. 6288/BYT-MT on shortening the period of centralized quarantine for people who have received sufficient doses of COVID-19 vaccine (“Official Letter No. 6288”).