Vietnam Increases Overtime Cap to Meet Demand for Labour
Vietnam’s National Assembly released the Resolution 17/2022/UBTVQH15 (Resolution 17) on 23 March 2022, which increases the overtime cap, in order to meet the demand for labour force after COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Resolution 17, during the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 December 2022, the maximum overtime hours are increased from 40 hours to 60 hours per month, while the maximum overtime hours are increased from 200 hours to 300 hours annually.
However, it should be bearded in mind that the following circumstances are not eligible for the increase of overtime cap:
The age of the employee is between 15 to 18 years old.
Employees are persons with disabilities.
Employees are doing heavy, hazardous, toxic, or dangerous jobs.
Employees are pregnant more than seven months or pregnant at six months and working in mountainous areas, rural areas, national borders or outlying islands.
Employees are mothers raising kids less than 12 months old.
The normal working hours in Vietnam cannot exceed 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. For heavy, noxious or dangerous jobs, working hours will be 6 hours per day.
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