Workers in Vietnam Could Work More Overtime under New Law | Digital Asia

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Vietnamese employees might be able to more hours after work under the newly proposed change to the employment law.

Under the revised Labour Code which will be submitted to the National Assembly next year, employees could work up to 400 hours of overtime per year – indicating a two-fold increase from the current 200 hours of overtime.

Many businesses in the country has filed complaints to the government regarding the current limit of 200 hours, which is lower compared to 's neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Singapore.

According to deputy director of the Legal Department under the Minsitry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Mai Duc Thien, for years business leaders had been asking the government and National Assembly to make amendment on the Labour Code to increase overtime working hours.

Under the revised law, overtime work agreement must be arranged between both employees and employers but it would not exceed four hours per day or 400 hours a year, Vietnam News reports.

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