Headlines 30/03/2022 13:44 CH

Increase in overtime hours from 200 hours to 300 hours/year approved

Tú Anh

On March 23, 2022, the Standing Committee of the National Assembly approved a Resolution No. 17/2022/UBTVQH15 on the annual and monthly overtime hours of employees while ensuring COVID-19 prevention and control and socio-economic recovery and development.

According to the Resolution, an employer may assign employees to work overtime for 200-300 hours per year if it is agreed by the employees, except for the following cases:

- Employees aged between full 15 and under 18;

- Employees with mild disabilities with work capacity reduction of least 51% or employees with severe disabilities or extremely severe disabilities;

- Employees doing arduous, hazardous, dangerous or extremely arduous, hazardous or dangerous works;

- Female employees in their 7th month of pregnancy onward (or in the 6th month of pregnancy onward in case they work in the highlands, remote areas, bordering areas or islands);

- Female employees nursing children under 12 months old.

This document comes into force from January 01, 2022 and does not apply to the cases specified in Clause 3 Article 107 of the Labor Code.

For more details, see Resolution No. 17/2022/UBTVQH15 dated April 01, 2022.

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