Gov't issues fresh regulations on foreign workers’ employment
VGP - The Government issued Decree 70/2023/ND-CP amending and supplementing a number of articles of its Decree No. 152 dated December 30, 2020 on regulations for foreigners working in Viet Nam and management of Vietnamese nationals working for foreign employers in Viet Nam.
Regarding foreigners working in Viet Nam, at least 15 days before the expected date of employment of foreign workers, an employer (except for contractors) must submit a report to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) or Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of localities involved.
The report simplifies the employer’s demand for the occupation whose requirements are yet to be met by Vietnamese workers.
In case of change to the position, job title, form of work, and location, as well as number of foreign workers, the employer must inform the aforesaid agencies at least 15 days before the expected date of employment of foreign workers.
These agencies shall have to notify the acceptance or denial in written explanation to the employer within 10 working days.
As of early January, there were over 93,000 foreigners issued with work permits in Viet Nam, according to data from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
A majority of Vietnamese enterprises employ foreigners on contract basis and pay their share of social insurance premiums for those with working contracts of one year or longer. Most of the foreigners are experts or skilled workers who usually hold managing positions in the companies in Viet Nam.
The Government issued Resolution No. 105/NQ-CP, dated July 15, 2023 on support for enterprises, cooperatives, and business households to facilitate the granting of permits to foreign workers in Viet Nam./.