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SALARY RAISES LOWER THAN LAST YEAR, BUT EXPECTED TO RISE IN 2017

[07-10-2017] Both multinationals and local companies have given lower salary increases this year compared to 2015, a survey by Mercer, a leading global provider of human resource services, and Talentnet Corp, its associate in Viet Nam, has found.

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MINIMUM REGIONAL WAGE TO INCREASE FROM 2016

[23-11-2015] Since January 1, 2016, monthly minimum wage for employees will surge from VND 2.4 million (US$114) to VND 3.5 million (US$166), according to Decree 122/2015/ND-CP on monthly minimum wage for employees. The beneficiaries include employees who work for companies, enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative groups, farms, households, individuals and agencies, organizations employing laborers.

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LABOUR QUALITY SHOULD BE IMPROVED TO SHARPEN COMPETITIVENESS

[23-11-2015] In the newsletter on Labour market published by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in collaboration with the Vietnam General Statistics Office recently, indicators of market prospects and demand for labour from now until the end of 2015 were released, many of which are very significant indicators.

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WAGES TO GO UP 5% NEXT MAY

[13-11-2015] The National Assembly (NA) has assigned the Government to increase the minimum monthly salary of public servants by around 5% to VND1.21 million as from May 1, 2016. In a resolution on the 2016 State budget estimates which received approval from 392 of 435 deputies on November 11, the Government is also tasked with ensuring incomes of those whose wage coefficients are smaller than 2.34 will not be lower than the current levels.

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FOREIGN LABOURERS’ INTERNAL MOVEMENT WITHIN ENTERPRISES: OBSTACLES REMAIN

[12-11-2015] Circular 41/2014/TT-BCT issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade dated November 5, 2014 stipulates foundations and procedures to define foreign labourers’ internal movement in enterprises operating in 11 service sectors specified in Vietnam’s commitments schedule to the WTO not subject to labour licensing.

 

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WAGE SPIKE MAY BE LOWER THAN 12.4%

[20-04-2016] Chairman of the National Wage Council Pham Minh Huan has projected the 2017 average minimum wage raise would be lower than the 12.4% increase approved for this year by the Government. Huan, who is also Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, told reporters that the council is making preparations for discussions about region-based minimum salary increases in 2017.

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FOREIGN EXPERTS TO ENJOY TAX EXEMPTION

[25-02-2016] Foreign experts working on aid projects for foreign non-governmental organisations and Vietnamese nationals employed full-time by UN organisations will soon be exempted from personal income tax. Both exemptions, recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, will take effect on May 1.

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NEW REGULATIONS ON EMPLOYEE SICKNESS, MATERNITY TAKE EFFECT

[22-02-2016] Circular No. 59/2015/TT-BLDTBXH, dated December 29, 2015, details and provides guidance on the implementation of provisions of the Social Insurance Law on Compulsory Social Insurance, which contains numerous new regulations regarding sickness and the maternity regime.


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