Two Briefings on Work Permit Changes

The government issued Decree No. 70/2023/ND-CP last week amending and supplementing certain provisions of Decree No. 152 on foreign employees working in Vietnam and the recruitment and management of Vietnamese employees working for foreign individuals and organizations in Vietnam. Decree 70 took immediate effect.

While some regulations and conditions for work permit eligibility and application procedures have been loosened, Decree 70 continues to prioritize the protection of job opportunities for the Vietnamese workforce over foreign nationals, which is in line with the spirit of Decree 152 and recent enforcement trends of the Vietnamese labor authorities. It is expected that there may be potential challenges for employers in respect to justifying the need to engage foreign nationals instead of Vietnamese employees.

Interested AmCham members are invited to participate in one or both of the virtual briefings listed below on Friday morning to cover the new rules. There is no cost to participate. Both meetings are in English-language and registered participants will receive the virtual links prior to the meeting. Please click on the blue button below to register to either or both briefings.

DATE: Friday, September 29
TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am
HOST: Baker McKenzie Vietnam

DATE: Friday, September 29
TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm
HOST: Vietnam Business Forum