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February 18, 2013

AmCham HCMC Business Lunch: How to Hire and Fire (Legally) in Vietnam

AmCham Vietnam

Foreign investors entering Vietnam, though pleased to find a skilled, hard-working, low-cost labor force already in place, are often taken aback by the country’s restrictive labor and employment laws. While the regulations under the socialist state are understandably pro-labor, employers can encounter hurdles in unexpected places.

To offer employers insight into how best to overcome these difficulties, Michael K. Lee, partner and head of corporate/commercial in Tilleke & Gibbins’s Vietnam offices, will present on “How to Hire and Fire (Legally) in Vietnam” at an upcoming business lunch hosted by AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. Attendees will learn about best practices for hiring and firing employees in Vietnam, including such key issues as:

  • Employment contracts: What is the necessary framework and how does Vietnam differ from other jurisdictions?
  • Labor discipline: What rules—and what penalties—are permissible?
  • Termination: Is there a pain-free way to fire an employee?

The entire discussion will be set within the framework of Vietnam’s new Labor Code, which is set to come into effect on May 1, 2013.

This event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m on February 28, 2013, at the New World Hotel Saigon. To register for the lunch, please visit the AmCham website.