Update news Employees

Many businesses are planning to reduce the number of employees on their payroll in the next few months.

Around 670,000 labourers lose jobs in first four months

As many as 670,000 employees lost their jobs in the first four months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Department of Employment under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Sending a positive message to employees at risk during crisis

The coronavirus has an irrefutable impact on businesses and the workforce across the country, challenging employers in the legal sphere. 

New rules to protect Vietnamese workers from abuse

Employers who mistreat their staff could face fines of up to VND75 million ($3,234) under a new Government decree to protect workers’ rights.

Seminar discusses creating a strong employer brand in a competitive environment

Enterprises increasingly appreciate the importance of human resource management and have mapped out human resource development strategies methodically, a seminar heard in HCM City yesterday.

Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers: source

 Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, 

Vietnam weighs doubling overtime cap

VietNamNet Bridge – In response to employers’ complaints about legal restrictions on extra work, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed amending the Labor Code in a way that would double or remove the overtime cap. 

VN workers to enjoy more benefits under new Social Insurance Law

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Thi Thuy Nga, director general of the Social Insurance Department, spoke toThoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about the new Social Insurance Law.

India's central bank employees strike over pensions

 Most of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) 17,000 employees went on strike on Thursday in what the central bank described as "mass casual leave".

Health insurance coverage up, but targets remain difficult: Minister

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of healthcare insurance holders in the country has thus far reached 64.6 million, accounting for 71.4 per cent of the total population,

Firms keep up with pay rises

 VietNamNet Bridge – Both multinationals and major local companies have increased salaries by nearly the same rate this year, a survey by Mercer, a global provider of human resource services

Minimum wage to increase from 2014

 Since January 1, 2014, the monthly minimum wage for employees will increase from VND 1.9 million (US$ 89.3) to VND 2.7 million (US$ 128).

Demand for marketing, sales skills to increase

 VietNamNet Bridge – The third quarter of this year will likely see an increase in recruitment demand among enterprises in the country, especially for sales and marketing positions, a survey has found.