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New Decree Guiding Enterprise Registration

On 4 January 2021, the Government promulgated Decree No. 01/2021/ND-CP guiding the Law on Enterprise 2021 with respect to enterprise registration (“Decree 01”), replacing Decree No. 78/2015/ND-CP and its relevant amendments (“Decree 78”). Decree 01 sets outs guidelines on, among others, social insurance participation code of enterprises, tax code of dependent units, and application dossiers requirements.

New Decree Guiding Foreign Employees Working in Vietnam and Recruitment and Management of Vietnamese Employees Working for Foreign Organisations and Individuals in Vietnam

On 30 December 2020, the Government promulgated Decree No. 152/2020/ND-CP (“Decree 152”) regulating foreign employees working in Vietnam as well as the recruitment and management of Vietnamese employees working for foreign employers in Vietnam. Decree 152 came into effect on 15 February 2021, replacing Decree No. 11/2016/ND-CP on foreign employees working in Vietnam and Decree 75/2014/ND-CP on the recruitment and management of Vietnamese employees working for foreign organisations and individuals in Vietnam.

New Decree guiding the Labour Code 2019

On 14 December 2020, the Government issued Decree No. 145/2020/ND-CP which elaborates the implementation of the current Labour Code 2019 (“Labour Code”) on working conditions and labour relations (“Decree 145”). Decree 145 came into effect from 01 February 2021 . Notable changes introduced in Decree 145 include the following: 

  • Prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace;
  • Organisation of dialogue at the workplace & employee representation;
  • Notice period for unilateral termination of employment contracts; and
  • Overtime.