Social security

Employment termination in Myanmar: Rules and payment on separation

When an employment relationship permanently ends, an employee reserves certain rights and an employer has certain obligations according to labour laws and employment agreements. The worker’s rights often include an advance notification of employment termination and monies on separation, with which employers are liable to comply.

Payments over employment termination may consist of various components, such as severance pay for recognition for years of service, holiday pay for public holidays or other non-working days required by law, unused paid annual leave and sick leave, bonus payments, and many others.

This paper primarily aims at creating a knowledge base for advanced studies and policy dialogue on the Unemployment Insurance Benefit System in Myanmar. As such, it focuses essentially on a review of the existing legal provisions to identify employees’ rights and employers’ liabilities in relation to employment termination in Myanmar.