Overtime limited to 60 hours per month | company

The Standing Committee of the National Assembly (NA) adopts a resolution on workers’ overtime in a month and a year.

According to the resolution approved at the 9th session of the NA Standing Committee, the overtime hours range from 200 to 300 hours per year, with the exception of the cases of workers aged 15 to 18, disabled employees whose working capacity is around 51 Percent and more are decreasing who work under heavy loads and in toxic, hazardous environments, workers who are seven or six months pregnant, in mountainous, remote and island areas, and breastfeeding workers with children under 12 months.

The regulation does not apply in the cases specified in Section 107 (3) of the Labor Code.

Meanwhile, overtime should not exceed 60 hours per month, the resolution said.

The decision will come into effect on April 1, 2022. In particular, the regulation on annual overtime will come into effect on January 1, 2022.

Speaking at the working session, NA Chair Vuong Dinh Hue pointed out the health implications post-Covid-19 and urged the NA Standing Committee to think twice before making decisions and policies.

NA Vice Chair Tran Quang Phuong expressed support for the monthly overtime cap, saying party and state leaders have repeatedly demanded that people’s lives and health should not be traded for growth.


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