Vietnam Employment Law Masterclass 2023
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9AM to 5PM
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).
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
Professionals with responsibility of overseeing employees
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
Occupational Safety and Hygiene: Highlights to Employers
Female Employees: What HR needs to know?
Non-competition and Non-disclosure Clause: Takeaway notes
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.
Bui Thi Giang Huong
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.