Vietnam sets maximum annual overtime at 300 hours

Thursday, 2021-12-16 12:02:01
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NDO - The total number of overtime hours for workers in seasonal jobs and manufacturing to order has been capped at 300 hours per year, according to new regulations issued by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Under the rules that will take effect from February next year, the total number of standard working hours and overtime hours may not exceed 12 hours per day or 72 hours per week.

Total overtime hours are capped at 40 hours per month and 300 hours per year.

Workers are permitted to take a break for at least one day (24 continuous hours).

If the weekly break is not possible to provide when meeting export orders during the peak season, employers must ensure at least 4 days off in a month for their employees.

The new regulations apply to seasonal jobs in agriculture when it is required to harvest mature products immediately or process products immediately after harvesting.

They are also applicable to manufacturing jobs that depend on the time when orders are made.