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The Government of Vietnam issues Decree 145 to provide guidance on working conditions and labour relationship
Jan 27 2021

Following the effectiveness of the new Labor Code No. 45/2019/QH14 (Labor Code 2019), the Government has introduced a master guiding document, which will take effect on 01 February 2021, called Decree No. 145/2020/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of the Labor Code on working conditions and labor relationship (Decree 145).

The effectiveness of Decree 145 puts an end to 13 previous Decrees that provide guidance for the implementation of the old Labor Code – i.e., the Labor Code 2012. While Decree 145 still adopt/inherit many important legal provisions from its preceding Decrees, it further stipulates a number of important changes or amendments and novelties to govern the following matters related to employment relationship:

  1. Employers’ responsibilities in labor-management;
  2. Contents, termination, and invalidity of labor contracts;
  3. Labor outsourcing;
  4. Dialogue and democracy policy at workplace;
  5. Salary payment and calculation;
  6. Working hours and rest time;
  7. Labor discipline and material responsibilities;
  8. Female employees and gender equality assurance; and
  9. Settlement of labor disputes.

In this legal update, we briefly summary notable issues under Decree 145 that, from our point of view, corporate employers should stay alert.

Further details of this legal update can be found here.

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Hoang Le Hang

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