Legal Updates for March 2021

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.