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Vietnam Employment Law Masterclass 2023




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Workplace and Employment Law

Vietnam Employment Law Masterclass 2023

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On line

Course Duration

6 Hours



Mode of Delivery


Course schedule

9AM to 5PM

Course Overview

With Vietnam usually being ranked in the list of best countries to start a business for foreign investors, it is essential to understand legal aspects of the labor landscape of Vietnam, in addition to those relating to investment and enterprise laws. At the end of 2019, the country introduced the new Labor Code and certain guiding documents have been subsequently issued in the following years, which help Vietnam overcome obstacles and inadequacies in the implementation of the old labor code and match international standards as it becomes a part of several free trade agreements the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Course Objectives

The session will provide the audience with a better understanding of the employment laws as well as discussion on issues that the employers should be most be aware of during their business operation there.

  • Vietnamese Employment Law: overview and recent notable changes for employers, including discussion on broadened definitions of employment contract and employee;

  • Employment issues: employment contracts and critical factors to ensure its validity, key principles to prevent violation relating to labour discipline & material liability, statutory permits for foreign employees working in the country;

  • Termination of employment: how to prepare for a lawful dismissal process, consequences of unlawful termination, severance allowance & job loss allowance;

  • Other topics of interests: occupational safety and hygiene, rights and obligations towards female employees, non-competition and non-disclosure clause: take away notes

This Course Is Designed For

  • Human Resource Practitioners

  • Industrial Relations Practitioners

  • Line Mangers/ Executives

  • Business Owners

  • Professionals with responsibility of overseeing employees

Course outline

1. Insights on Employment Law of Vietnam

  • Overview of Employment Law of Vietnam

  • Broadened Definition of Employee and Employment Contract: Notes for Employers

  • Other Notable Changes in Employment Law for Employers

2. Employment Issues

  • Employment Contract: Critical factors to ensure its validity

  • Labour Discipline & Material Liability: Key principles to prevent violation

  • Foreign Employees: Work permit & work permit exemption

3. Termination of Employment

  • Dismissal: How to prepare for a lawful dismissal process

  • Unlawful Termination: Be aware of the consequence

  • Severance Allowance & Job Loss Allowance

4. Others

  • Occupational Safety and Hygiene: Highlights to Employers

  • Female Employees: What HR needs to know?

  • Non-competition and Non-disclosure Clause: Takeaway notes

The Trainers

Benjamin Yap


RHTLaw Vietnam

Mr. Benjamin Yap is a Vietnam registered foreign lawyer who is called to the Singapore and English Bar. He is the Firm’s first Senior Partner. Prior to joining RHTLaw Vietnam, Benjamin was the resident partner in Ho Chi Minh City for Singaporean law firm, Kelvin Chia Partnership. Benjamin’s areas of expertise are focused on corporate/ commercial transactions in mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate compliance/governance and employment. Benjamin was the President of the Singapore Business Group from 2008 to 2012 and is currently the Honorary President by virtue of his position as the Immediate Past President.

Benjamin Yap

Bui Thi Giang Huong

Senior Associate

RHTLaw Vietnam

Ms. Huong is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Faculty of Civil Law. Ms. Huong joined RHTLaw Vietnam in February 2012 as a Legal Assistant and was made Associate in July 2012. Ms. Huong specialises in enterprise law, securities law, labour law and civil law.

Bui Thi Giang Huong


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