10 compulsory contents of an employment contract in Vietnam

When signing an employment contract in Vietnam, the employer and the employee must pay attention to 10 compulsory contents in the employment contract.

10 compulsory contents of an employment contract in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

1. What is an employment contract?

Article 13 of Vietnam's Labor Code 2019 stipulates that an employment contract is an agreement between an employee and an employer on a paid job, salary, working conditions, and the rights and obligations of each party in the labor relations.

A document with a different name is also considered an employment contract if it contains the agreement on the paid job, salary, management and supervision of a party.

2. 10 compulsory contents of employment contracts in Vietnam

According to Clause 1, Article 21 of Vietnam's Labor Code 2019, an employment contract shall have the following major contents:

- The employer’s name, address; full name and position of the person who concludes the contract on the employer’s side;

- Full name, date of birth, gender, residence, identity card number or passport number of the person who concludes the contract on the employee’s side;

- The job and workplace;

- Duration of the employment contract;

- Job- or position-based salary, form of salary payment, due date for payment of salary, allowances and other additional payments;

- Regimes for promotion and pay rise;

- Working hours, rest periods;

- Personal protective equipment for the employee;

- Social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance;

- Basic training and advanced training, occupational skill development.

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