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    capital city

    Capital

    Hanoi

    currency

    Currency

    Vietnamese Dong (VND)

    date format

    Date format

    dd/mm/yyyy

    region

    Region

    APAC

    entitlement

    Minimum holiday entitlement

    12

    paid public holidays

    Paid public holidays per year

    11

    Additional leave compliance rules and complexities

    Annual leave

    All employees in Vietnam get at least 12 days’ paid annual leave each year. Their annual leave allowance increases by 1 day for every 5 years they spend in a role. Though the law specifies that employees must pay employees for any unused leave remaining at the end of a year, in practice most employers seem to allow employees to carry over leave into the next year instead. Vietnamese employees must join the country’s Social Insurance Authority, after which they can take up to 30 days of sick leave a year, or 60 days for more serious conditions. Finally, employees can take 3 days’ leave for marriage or 1 day of leave for their children’s marriage.

    Sick leave

    Sick pay is set to 75% of the salary the employee received in the month preceding their sick leave.

    Maternity and paternity leave

    The Social Insurance Authority is also responsible for paying 100% of an employee’s salary as maternity leave. Mothers can take up to 6 months of maternity leave, and they can also take up to 10 days’ leave for prenatal check-ups. Paternity leave can be up to 14 days at full pay, and once more this is handled by the Social Insurance Authority. Parents can also receive 75% of their salary for up to 20 days a year of parental leave.