Increase maximum annual overtime to 300 hours from April
On March 23, 2022, the National Assembly Standing Committee issues the Resolution No. 17/2022/UBTVQH15 on employees’ monthly, annual overtime hours in the context of prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic and socio-economic recovery and development.
Accordingly, the employer may request the employee for overtime work for more than 200 hours but not exceeding 300 hours in 01 year in case of obtaining the employee’s consent, except for the following cases:
- Firstly, employees from full 15 years old to under 18 years old;
- Secondly, employees being persons with mild disabilities who have lost 51% or more of their working capacity and persons with serious or extremely serious disabilities;
- Thirdly, employees who practice or perform heavy, hazardous or dangerous occupations or jobs, or extremely heavy, hazardous or dangerous occupations or jobs;
- Fourthly, the female employee is at the 7th month or more of her pregnancy, or at the 6th month or more of her pregnancy if she works in a highland, deep-lying, remote, border or island area;
- Fifthly, the female employee is raising a child under 12 months old.
In addition, in case the employer, who is allowed to use the employee for overtime for a maximum of 300 hours in 01 year, requests and obtains the employee’s consent, he/she may use the employee for overtime work for more than 40 hours but not exceeding 60 hours in 01 month.
This Resolution takes effect on April 01, 2022.