Extra hours of work applied for seasonal production employees in Vietnam to increase from 01/02/2022

Extra hours of work applied for seasonal production employees in Vietnam to increase from 01/02/2022
Bảo Ngọc

On 15/12/2021, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam promulgated Circular 18/2021/TT-BLĐTBXH on hours of work, hours of rest applicable to employees doing seasonal production work and processing of goods under order in Vietnam

According to the Circular, the maximum weekly and monthly standard hours of work and extra hours of work in Vietnam are regulated as follows:

- The total number of standard hours of work and extra hours of work per week must not exceed 72 hours.

(Currently, Circular 54/2015/TT-BLDTBXH stipulates that the total maximum number of standard hours of work and extra hours of work in a week is 64; or 48, for laborers doing extremely hard, hazardous and dangerous jobs).

- The total maximum number of extra hours of work in a month must not exceed 40 hours.

(According to current regulations, the total maximum number of extra hours of work in a month is 32; or 24, for laborers doing extremely hard, hazardous and dangerous jobs).

The employer  shall apply either maximum weekly hours of work or maximum monthly extra hours of work prescribed, and then record it into a plan for annual hours of work and hours of rest prescribed in Clause 2 Article 8 of Circular 18/2021.

Thus, comparing with the current regulations in Vietnam, Circular 18/2021 increases the extra hours of work for employees doing seasonal production work and processing of goods under orders in Vietnam.

Circular 18/2021/TT-BLDTBXH takes effect from 01/02/2022 and supersedes Circular 54/2015/TT-BLDTBXH.



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