In the context of the global economic slowdown and the corresponding impacts to the Vietnamese market, employers are now facing questions on how to reduce operational costs whilst maintaining or even boosting business performance in order to navigate current market uncertainties. As labor costs are a large part of a company’s expenses, a number of these difficult questions are often centered around managing labor relations and harmonizing the interests of employers and employees.
During times of market turbulence, employees are often compelled to take measures to secure their job security and financial stability. Thus, employee claims or disputes in response to cost-cutting measures imposed by employers have been seen to increase. These respective factors, if not carefully managed by employers, can propel disagreements and complaints into official disputes and lawsuits, or even strikes. Further, after significant waves of restructuring and redundancies over the course of 2022 (particularly in the manufacturing sector), there has also been a rise in terminated employees initiating illegal termination lawsuits against former employers. These ramifications are set to continue into 2023 as Vietnamese law allows employees to claim against former employers for up to one year after termination dates. Thus, companies that implemented redundancies and terminations in 2022 should be aware of and prepared for potential court proceedings and labor lawsuits in the coming months.
In this webinar organized by EuroCham, our experts in Employment Law will provide an analysis of typical types of labor disputes and employee claims, and the related legal and court proceedings, as well as practical tips on how to approach and handle such claims.
Key talking points:
- Classification of labor disputes
- Individual labor dispute proceedings in courts
- Employees’ typical claims
Details of the event:
- Date & time: 10th May 2023, 2pm – 3:30pm.
- Platform: Zoom
- Fee: EuroCham members: 200,000VND/pax | Non-members: 500,000VND/pax
- Contact: Ms. Khanh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hang NguyenPartner at Baker & McKenzie Vietnam
Nguyen Thuy Hang is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Ho Chi Minh City office and the head of the Employment and Labor, and Compliance and Investigations practices in Vietnam. Her diverse working experience, broad knowledge in various areas of law, and business management qualifications allows her to provide clients with practical and commercially savvy legal advice, and to create effective, strategic and innovative solutions for her clients to navigate around the ever-changing legal landscape of Vietnam.
Trung KhuatSpecial Counsel at Baker McKenzie Vietnam
Khuat Van Trung is a special counsel in Baker McKenzie Ho Chi Minh City, specializing in employment, dispute resolution, and corporate compliance and investigation. He is an accredited mediator at the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London and at the Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center. He frequently publishes articles and leads seminars on both advisory and contentious labor and employment law issues in Vietnam. Trung is the Co-chair of HR & Training Sector Committee of EuroCham Vietnam.
Tung-Phong LucAssociate at Baker McKenzie Vietnam
Luc Tung Phong is an associate in Baker McKenzie Ho Chi Minh City. Tung Phong handles a wide range of employment and labor matters, especially focuses on employment compliance, employment aspects of corporate transactions, global migration and executive mobility, retrenchment and redundancy projects, workplace investigations, labor inspection, labor litigation and labor dispute resolution. He is also involved in M&A, compliance, corporate and commercial matters.