Last updated on April 11th, 2022

Country Overview



Payroll cycle 

Monthly, 13th salary paid on Lunar New Year or the end of the year 

Employer taxes  


Minimum wage 

3,070,000 VND to 4,420,000 VND 

Working hours  

Maximum 8 hours a day, 48 hours a week 

Latest HR Statutory Updates

JUNE 2023

  • Monthly funeral allowance and survivorship allowance

MAY 2023

  • No Statutory Updates

APRIL 2023

  • No Statutory Updates

MARCH 2023

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  • Increase the Retirement Age of Employees in 2023

  • The Rate of Payment of Compulsory Social Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Health Insurance from October 1, 2022


  • No Statutory Updates

JULY 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

JUNE 2022

  • Increase The Maximum Unemployment Benefit from July

  • Regional Minimum Wage to Increase Starting in July

MAY 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

APRIL 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

MARCH 2022

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  • Increase retirement age in 2022


  • No Statutory Updates


  • Changes in rate of Compulsory Social Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, Health Insurance from October 1, 2021

  • Changes in rate of Compulsory social insurance, unemployment insurance, health insurance from July 1, 2022- for enterprises operating in occupations with high risks of occupational accidents and diseases


  • No Statutory Updates

JULY 2021

  • Changes in rate of contribution to Social Insurance – Labour Accident and Occupational Disease

JUNE 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

MAY 2021

  • From May 15, the employees participating in unemployment insurance are supported with vocational training

  • Vietnam Social Security News Gross payment of pension and social insurance allowance in May and June of 2021 for COVID-19 prevention

APRIL 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

MARCH 2021

  • The Vietnam’s Social Insurance industry to issue the new model health insurance card from April 1, 2021


  • In 03 cases, individuals are entitled to PIT refund

  • New: 1,838 occupations, the job is retired before the age

  • A series of new policies on Labor – Salary from February 1, 2021

  • The adjusted salary level for calculating social insurance payment applies from 01/01/2021

  • People who retire before January 1, 2021 are entitled to an increase in their pension

  • Public Holidays


  • 2021 Leave: Workers need to know these things


  • Bonus Tet, Lunar New Year 2021: Answering 06 questions

  • Officially change the concept of ’employee, labor contract’ from 01/01/2021

  • Labor policy – salary, social insurance, health insurance takes effect from 01/01/2021

  • Employee’s Overtime Consent form as per Decree 145/2020/ND-CP

  • Income calculated for payment and excluding compulsory social insurance contributions in 2021

  • There is a Law on Vietnamese workers working abroad under contracts 2020

  • 8 new rules that employees need to know before signing a labor contract from 2021


  • 05 new policies on employee’s salary will be applied from 01/01/2021

  • 03 new policies on compulsory social insurance and health insurance will be applied from 2021

  • 05 provisions to know about employees’ employment contracts

  • From 01/01/2021, employees can lose their jobs immediately if they commit the following mistakes

  • The rate of payment of compulsory social insurance, unemployment insurance and health insurance premium in 2021 for employees

  • From 2021, when paying full 20 years of social insurance, how much pension / month?


  • 05 groups of subjects that are required to participate in health insurance 2021

  • Conditions for entitlement and pension entitlement to 2021 employees need to know

  • Modifications to the workers’ income to be applied from 2021

  • Salary policy 2021 of cadres, civil servants, public employees and employees

  • 04 cases are signed multiple times the labor contract with definite term from 2021

  • New points about the annual leave, holidays, private affairs of employees from 2021

  • Salary for calculating compulsory social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance

  • New: How to calculate monthly pension from 01/01/2021


  • The time limit for notification before unilaterally terminating a labor contract is from 01/01/2021

  • 02 cases where the employee is entitled to retire before the age of up to 10 years from 01/01/2021

  • Many important changes in policies on social insurance and health insurance since January 1, 2021

  • 13 cases of labor contract termination applied from 01/01/2021

  • In 05 cases, employees need to know about one-time social insurance

  • To strictly strengthen occupational safety from October 2020

  • 56 New Regulations Apply from January 1, 2021 that Businesses and Employees Need to Know

  • Compulsory Social Insurance (Section 1. Sickness Regime)


  • Holiday Calendar for National Day 02/9, 2020

  • Increase in Minimum Wage Base Postponed

  • 12 New Points About Working and Resting Hours from 01/01/2021 Employees Need to Know

  • 10 Cases Where The Employee is Entitled to Take Leave and Enjoy the Full Salary from 2021

  • 10 Compulsory Contents in the Labor Contract from 01/01/2021

  • 08 New Points About the Labor Discipline from 01/01/2021 Enterprises, Employees Need to Know

  • The List of Occupations and Jobs Retired Before the Age of Up To 5 Years

  • Strictly Increasing Labor Safety from October 2020

  • Salary, Bonus and Annual Leave of Employees From 2021

  • How to Look Up an Employee’s Retirement Year Is Based on The Year of Birth From 2021

  • Continuing the Suspension of Contributions to The Retirement and Survivorship Fund Until the End Of 2020

  • Payment of Maternity Benefit: In Case Postponing Payment of Contributions to Retirement and Survivor Benefit Funds in Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Add Replaceable Documents in Your Unemployment Insurance Claim

  • Conditions and Levels of Support for Labor Rehabilitation Expenses from September 15, 2020

  • Adjusting the Maximum Level of Support in Occupational Medical Examination And Treatment

  • New Decree Issued by The Government Giving Guidance on Occupational Accident and Disease Insurance

  • Change of Employee’s Pension Entitlement Level From 01/01/2021

JULY 2020

  • Changes to Overtime Cap as of 1 January 2021

  • Changes to Retirement Ages as of 1 January 2021

  • Allowances, benefits, bonuses are not subject to PIT

  • Five points to note when signing labor contracts under Decree 68/2000 / ND-CP

  • 10 new points on salaries and bonuses from 2021 employees need to know

  • The method of calculating compulsory social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance premium must be paid monthly

JUNE 2020

  • Increased Family Circumstance Deductions

  • Increase in Minimum Wage Base

  • Increased Family Circumstance Deductions

  • Changes in rate of contribution to Social Insurance- Labour Accident and Occupational Disease

  • Guidelines Relating to Changes in Rate of Contribution to Social Insurance- Labour Accident and Occupational Disease

MAY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

APRIL 2020

  • Applying labour laws during COVID-19 outbreak

  • Temporary suspension of contribution to the retirement fund etc. if COVID-19 epidemic will not be in remission by the end of June 2020

  • Dossiers and procedures for tax payment extension due to COVID-19 effect

  • Employees temporarily suspending labour contracts or taking leave without pay to be supported

  • Holiday 30/4 and 01/5 2020 holiday for employees

MARCH 2020

  • No Statutory Updates


  • Vietnam Updated Labor Code No. 45/2019/QH14


  • No Statutory Updates

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