In general, Vietnamese labor law is very protective of employees. Employers are required to have legal grounds for termination of labor contracts or have evidence of violations by employees for labor disciplinary measures. This chapter, written by Tu Ngoc Trinh and Dzung Nguyen, associates at Tilleke & Gibbins, delves into these issues by reviewing Vietnam’s Labor Code and the overall employment environment. It covers the legal relationship between employers and employees, employment terms and conditions, restrictions on and procedures for termination, retirement, and much more.
Vietnam is among the 33 jurisdictions covered in the second edition of International Employment Law, published by the Center for International Legal Studies under the leadership of Professor Dennis Campbell.