Our February edition of the Asia employment law e-bulletin begins with a look at changes to Vietnam’s Labour Code. The much awaited changes have now taken effect, and a Presidential Decree was issued to provide guidance on implementation. Read the Decree, and understand its implications, here.

Over in the PRC, an explosion at a gold mine in January has brought attention to the workplace health and safety laws. A draft amendment had already been submitted to the Standing Committee, and accelerated changes are anticipated. Catch up with the draft amendment here.

In Hong Kong we look back at the key themes over the last year and what will be keeping businesses busy as we enter the year of the Ox. Catch that update here.

Our Compliance Check this month stays on the workplace health and safety theme, and reviews the Sever Industrial Accident Law in South Korea. Make sure your company is compliant with its health and safety obligations by clicking here.

Our Asia Comparative Article this month looks at the obligations and limitations faced by employers when thinking about employee vaccinations. Compare the rules in Hong Kong, Indonesia, PRC, Singapore and Thailand here.

Wishing all our readers gong xi fa cai and a happy lunar new year!

Fatim Jumabhoy

Head, Asia Employment, Pensions & Incentives Group

 

Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
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Narendra Adiyasa
Narendra Adiyasa
Partner, Jakarta
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Tess Lumsdaine
Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Consultant, Hong Kong
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Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Associate, Singapore
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Gillian Miao
Gillian Miao
Counsel, Mainland China
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