Consultant for labor disputes

Question: I have been working in Vietnam from 2005. My previous job was in Hai Phong, I have no issues with my employment there, legally. Recently, I decided to move to Hanoi, new company but unfortunately, not a good decision though. I started there on 19th April 2018, as a Technical Manager,...

Process of applying for Working permit

Question: I'm Peter from UK, I'm trying to solve an issue with the process of applying for Working permit - since november 13th all teaching certificates must be legalized but the UK Embassy does not legalize , they told me to legalize in UK but now i am in...

Work permit in Vietnam for shareholder of company.

Question: Hi. I'm planning to establish a company in Vietnam and would need to apply for a work permit. I'm French citizen and consultant for more than 15 years. What would be the procedure and time frame and how much would it cost to get a 1 or 2 year...

Advice on obtaining work permit in Vietnam

Question: I want apply for work permit in Vietnam. What procedures do I need to do? Answer: We noted that you would like to seek for legal advice regarding to obtaining work permit in Vietnam. Before moving forward to further step, could you let us know: + Are you working for any company duly established...

We need work visa, business visa in Vietnam

Question: We need work visa,Business visa in Vietnam, please advise. Answer: I was entrusted to provide you legal advice regarding to obtainment of work permit for foreign employee. Under Vietnam Law, foreigners who enter into Vietnam for working shall be required to obtain work permit. In order to obtain work permit, such...

Vietnam-Unused Annual Leave

Question: If an employee has 14 days annual leave this year, but he terminated in this May with 9 days unused annual leave. Does employer pay for the unused annual leave and how to calculate it? Is the formula correct?   Monthly salary/26*unused days.   Answer:   In case the Employee legally terminate the employment contract, he/she...

Representative office issues

Question: Our company want to employ one people in Vietnam for liaison/ seeking business opportunity. Is it necessary for us to set up a RO for this purpose? What are the details we need to beware if we need to set up a RO/hiring people(i.e. employment contract(MOLISA), tax issues (Personal Income...

Procedure for recruiting local citizen in Vietnam to work for foreign employer.

Question: We are foreign company and  just want to know if we want to employ a local people, do we need to find  recruiting agency or can we just post recruiting message on local newspaper? I have found Decree 75/2014/ND-CP (article 6?) somewhere states the procedure for recruiting local citizen...

To increase by 8% of pensions, monthly allowances for subjects for officers

On July 15, 2016, the Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs issued the Circular No. 23/2016/TT-BLDTBXH guiding the adjustment of pensions, social insurance allowances and monthly   allowances   according   to    the    Decree   No. 55/2016/ND-CP dated June 15, 2016 of the Government. In accordance with the regulations in this Circular, to increase...

Labor regulation and employee benefit under Vietnam Law

SBLAW would like to brief on labor regulation and employee benefit under Vietnam Law as follows: 1. Labor Contract Labor Contract shall be entered with the Employee directly, unless the employee is from 15-18 years old. Labor contract for a period more than 3 months, must be executed in writing and...