How to Hire and Fire in Laos: A Guide to Lao Labor Law

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December 1, 2017

The enactment of the Labor Law, 2013 (No. 43/NA) in Laos introduced numerous new provisions that are applicable to Lao and foreign employees, as well as NGOs, international organizations, and diplomatic missions. Tilleke & Gibbins’ Laos office has therefore developed a Q&A-style guide, How to Hire and Fire in Laos, which provides an overview of important aspects of Lao employment laws for employers conducting business in the country. 

Topics covered in the guide include:

  • Employment contracts
  • Working hours
  • Leave days
  • Internal regulations
  • Termination
  • Foreign employees
  • Social security and retirement age
  • Employee Representative Organization

This handbook is intended to provide readers with a brief introduction on how to hire and fire in Laos, and includes special sections on foreign employees and trade unions.