Decree issued on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers

Decree issued on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers

The Government has officially issued a decree stipulating the details of compulsory social insurance for foreign employees in Việt Nam, which will take effect on December 1 this year.
Hanoi names and shames firms

Hanoi names and shames firms

Hanoi’s Social Insurance has published a list of 500 businesses with long overdue social insurance premiums, lasting between six months and two years.
Ready to pay the price

Ready to pay the price

In light of a Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) proposal to hike the pension age to avert social insurance fund from possible collapse, deputy chairman of National Assembly’s Committee of Social Affairs Bui Sy Loi warned of group-based interests moving in focus.
Oiling wheels of a slow moving machine

Oiling wheels of a slow moving machine

Vietnam improved its ranking in respect to tax facilitation as seen in the recent World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s Doing Business 2013 Report, but it remains near the bottom among ASEAN countries. Hoang Thi Lan Anh, deputy head of General Department of Taxation (GDT)’s Reform and Modernisation Department, sheds some light on the matter.
S-Fone in a fragile position

S-Fone in a fragile position

Ailing mobile network S-Fone is pushed into corner. Employees are taking action into their own hands as the firm struggles to pay them.
Lack of social insurance buy in

Lack of social insurance buy in

Firms face a bigger stick to make them face up to their social insurance payment obligations.
Late payment of social insurance lightly fined

Late payment of social insurance lightly fined

Ho Chi Minh City Social Securities deputy director Do Quang Khanh brings some light to social insurance payment in the southern hub and suggests measures to help cushion the increase in violations within the social insurance domain.
Firms continuing to look the other way

Firms continuing to look the other way

Many firms are still evading social insurance payments.
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