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New labor code will take effect from 2021

New labor code will take effect from 2021

The Labor Code 2019 is ratified by the 14th National Assemblyon November 20, 2019 and will take effect from January 01, 2021 to replace the previous one No. 10/2012/QH13.

The increasing of maximum overtime is one of newest requirement. According to this law, an employer has the right to request an employee to work overtime when all of the following conditions are met:

– The employee agrees to work overtime;

– The number of overtime working hours of the employee does not exceed 50% of the normal working hours in 01 day; in case of weekly work, the total normal working hours plus overtime working hours shall not exceed 12 hours in 01 day, and 40 hours in 01 month;

– The total overtime working hours do not exceed 200 hours in 01 year, except for the cases specified in Clause 3 of this Article.

Source: TVPL