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Basic labour law information

Viet Nam - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution 2013
     Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1992.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Code (10/2012/QH13).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Commercial Law.
     Law No. 68/2014/QH13 on the Enterprise.
     Civil Code

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Penal Code (Order No. 01/L-CTN).

01.06) Economic and social policy
     Resolution No. 80/NQ-CP on sustainable poverty reduction during 2011-2020.

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Resolution No. 80/NQ-CP on sustainable poverty reduction during 2011-2020.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Trade Unions Law (No. 12/2012/QH13).
     Decree No. 54/2014/ND-CP concerning consultation between State Administrative Agencies and representative organizations of workers and employers in the formulation of labour policies, law and labour relations.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Ordinance on Prostitution Prevention and Combat (Promulgated by Presidential Order No. 10/2003/L-CTN).
     Law on the Prevention of and Combat against Human Trafficking (No. 66/2011/QH12).
     Decision No. 1427/QD-TTg approving the Program of Action to prevent and combat human trafficking crimes during 2011-2015.

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Youth Law (Law No. 53/2005/GH11).
     Law on Children (Law No. No. 102/2016/QH13).
     Circular No. 11/2013/TT-BLDTBXH promulgating the list of light tasks permitted for persons under 15 years old.

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Decision No. 19/2004/QD-TTg ratifying the 2004-2010 program on prevention of, and solution to, the situation of street children, sexually abused children and children subjected to heavy labour or working under noxious and hazardous conditions.
     Circular No. 10/2013/TT-BLDTBXH promulgating the list of jobs and workplaces prohibited to young workers.

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Law No. 73/2006/QH11 on Gender Equality.

05.01) Non-discrimination
     Law on HIV/AIDS prevention and control (No. 64/2006/QH11)

06) Tripartite consultations
     Decision No. 04/2007/QD-TTg promulgating the Regulation on working relations between the Government and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour.
     Decree No. 53/2014/ND-CP on Regulating the Consultation by State Management Agencies with Organizations Representing Employees and Employers in the Formulation of Policies, Law on Labour and Industrial Relation Issues.
     Decree No. 49/2013/ND-CP of May 10, 2013, detailing a number of articles of the Labour Code regarding wages.

07) Labour administration
     Decree No. 106/2012/ND-CP defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
     Law on Inspection (No. 56/2010/QH12).

07.01) Labour inspection
     Decree No. 61/1998/ND-CP on inspection and monitoring work with regard to enterprises.
     Decision No. 614/QD-LDTBXH on Roles, Responsibilities, Duties, Authorities and Organization Structure Of the Ministry Inspectorate.

07.02) Labour statistics
     Law on Statistics of 23 November 2015 (No. 89/2015/QH13).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Employment Law (Law No. 38/2013/QH13).
     Decree No. 61/2015/ND-CP dated July 9th 2015, on Job Creation Policies and the National Employment Fund

08.02) Older workers
     Ordinance on elderly people (No.23/2000/PL-UBTVQH10).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Law on Vocational Education (Law No. 74/2014/QH13).
     Law No. 38/2005/QH11 of June 14, 2005, on Education.
     Law on Vocational Training (Law No.76/2006/QH11).

11) Cooperatives
     The Cooperatives Law (No. 23/2012/QH13) (Promulgated by Order No. 25/2012/L-CTN of December 3 2012).

12.02) Wages
     Decree No. 49/2013/ND-CP of May 10, 2013, detailing a number of articles of the Labour Code regarding wages.

13) Conditions of work
     Decree No. 45/2013/ND-CP of May 10, 2013, detailing a number of articles of the Labour Code on working time, rest time and occupational safety and health.

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Decision No 188/1999/QD-TTg on applying working week of 40 hours.
     Decree No. 109/2002/ND-CP on Work and Rest Time

14) Occupational safety and health
     Law on Occupational Safety and Health (Law No. 84/2015/QH13).
     Decree No. 45/2013/ND-CP of May 10, 2013, detailing a number of articles of the Labour Code on working time, rest time and occupational safety and health.

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Circular No. 22/2010/TT-BXD on occupational safety in construction.

15) Social security (general standards)
     Law on Social Insurance (Law No. 58/2014/QH13).

17) Migrant workers
     Law on Vietnamese Guest Workers (No. 72/2006/QH11).

18) Seafarers
     Maritime Code 2005.

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Order No. 17/2010/L-CTN on the promulgation of the Mineral Law (No. 60/2010/QH12).
     Mineral Law (No. 60/2010/QH12).

22.05) Construction workers
     Circular No. 22/2010/TT-BXD on occupational safety in construction.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Law on Cadres and Civil Servants (No. 22/2008/QH12).
     Law on Public Employees (No. 58/2010/QH12).

22.15) Domestic workers
     Decree No. 27/2014/ND-CP Regulating a number of articles of the Labour Code concerning Domestic Servants.



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