Vietnam law makers pass maternity leave of 6 months from May 1, 2013
Vietnam law makers on June 18 passed the amended Labor law which extends maternity leave for female workers to 6 months from current 4 months effective from May 1, 2013.
Mothers who are still on maternity leave as at May 1, 2013 will enjoy the new law, it said.
The National Assembly deputies also approved to extend Lunar New Year holiday to 5 days from current 4 days.
The amended labor law also stipulates that overtime of laborer will not allowed to surpass 50% of official working hours, and in case of weekly work, the working hours will not exceed 12 hours a day, 30 hours overtime a month and 200 hours overtime a year. In special case with Government’s approval, the overtime hours will not exceed 300 hours a year.
The law keeps retirement age unchanged of 55 for female and 60 for male staff, some special senior workers and managers can extend the working age to maximum 5 years.
- Vietnam to stop issuing GDP figures for each province from 2018
- No one knows how many Chinese workers are in Vietnam
- Vietnam climbs two notches in global competitiveness index
- Vietnam consumer confidence continues to surge
- HSBC: Vietnam’s PMI drops for four straight months
- Experts: Inflation target obtainable this year
- PM says country needs new statistical method to calculate GDP figures
- New minimum wage raises insurance and production costs, businesses complain
Tags: Vietnam labour law