Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Vietnam. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Vietnam typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Vietnam in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
The typical work week in Vietnam consists of 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week.
An employee in Vietnam can’t work more than 12 hours a day, 30 hours overtime per month, and 200 hours overtime per year. Overtime pay is at least 150% of the actual hourly wage on a normal work day. If an employee works on a weekly day off the pay is at least 200% of hourly wage. If an employee works on a public holiday or paid day off they receive at least 300% of their hourly wage.
Overtime laws in Vietnam are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.
Employees are entitled to 12 days paid leave (over public holidays) and receive 1 additional day for every 5 years of service.
Sick leave in Vietnam calls for employees to receive a monthly allowance paid by a Social Insurance Fund. A medical certificate from a health establishment must be provided by the employee. Time off is measured by how long an employee has contributed to the Social Insurance Fund. An employee receives 30 sick days a year if they contributed for less than 15 years, 40 sick days per year if they contributed 15-30 years, and 60 days per year if they contributed for more than 30 years.
Vietnam’s maternity leave regulations include 6 months paid leave, paid by the Vietnamese Social Security Authority.
A male employee paying social insurance premiums is entitled to paternity leave of between 5 and 14 working days.
Paternity leave pay is 100% of the salary of the month preceding the leave, paid by the Social Insurance Authority.
Employees are entitled to 20 days parental leave per year for a child until they are age 3 and up to 15 days per year if the child is between the ages of 4 and 7.
We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as a high standard international benefits anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.
Severance is typically required in Vietnam, unless in case of redundancy. However, other payments may be required in certain specific circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.
No notice of termination is required if the labour contract has expired, tasks stated in the contract have been completed, both parties have agreed to terminate the contract, the employee is sentenced to serve time in prison, or the employee dies.
If there is a definite term labour contract, an employer must give 3 or 30 working days notice depending on the reason for termination. If the labour contract is indefinite, then notice must be given 45 working days prior to termination.
Vietnam law protects employees from illegal termination of employment and because there are a range of reasons an employee can be terminated, it is important for those looking to employ in Vietnam to reach out to us directly with questions.
Laws around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions in this area, please reach out to us directly to discuss.
The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Vietnam are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.
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