laos - Employment & Labour Law

Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural areas.
Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces

Workers have the legal right to require their employers to ensure occupational health and safety, a new governmental decree stipulates.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Attapeu penalises, fires Officials over Misconduct

Attapeu’s provincial leadership has fired one official and is considering dismissing two others in cases of misconduct.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers

Labour officials across the country must expedite the process of registering illegal foreign workers, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has said.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Labour Officials mull Foreign Worker Regulations

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and other government bodies yesterday held a brainstorming session on the draft of a labour regulation that addresses the issue of foreign workers in Laos who don’t have legal documentation.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government, ILO partner to strengthen Occupational Safety and Health

The government has agreed with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to implement the Occupational Safety and Health in Laos Supply Chains project, which aims to protect workers.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Businesses urged to comply with May 1 Minimum Wage Increase

All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month as of May 1 in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.
Date: 01 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government approves Minimum Wage Increase

The government has approved a minimum wage increase from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Date: 23 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government vows to bolster Workers’ Rights

Labour authorities say the government will protect the rights of all workers employed in development projects around the country, no matter how big or small the venture.
Date: 08 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic

Businesses and factories may soon be required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.
Date: 28 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Oudomxay legalises Foreign Workers

Oudomxay provincial authorities are registering foreigners and issuing them with temporary work permits in a bid to regulate the increasing number of undocumented migrant workers in the province.
Date: 11 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Savannakhet registers Foreign Workers

Foreign workers in Savannakhet province will face penalties if they do not register at centres set up in each district, under the Law on Labour.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Authorities spotlight Protection of Migrant Workers

All migrant workers have rights when it comes to negotiating their working conditions and these rights can be upheld by strengthening the legal mechanisms that govern workers' status.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos, Korea cooperate on Labour

The country is set to benefit from improved law enactment, policy and labour skills development via the Laos-Korea Policy Consultation project (LKPCP) as provided by the government of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
Date: 07 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Minimum Wage Increase the Key for survival of Lao Workers

Pushing for an increase in the minimum wage is a top priority of the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) this year in a move to improve living conditions for low-paid Lao workers.
Date: 23 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government Experts discuss Occupational Health and Safety

Experts from several ministries and international organisations met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss and share experiences as part of framing a draft regulation for occupational health and safety.
Date: 10 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Labour Ministry recognises Lao-Vietnamese Cooperation in protecting Workers

Lao-Vietnamese cooperation has successfully developed labour skills in Laos, protected workers’ benefits and advanced the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, according to a leading official.
Date: 15 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Minimum Wage Increase on the Cards

The Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) is asking the government to approve an increase in the minimum wage in order to improve living conditions for the country’s workers.
Date: 12 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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Go Online to partner with 8 Million MSMEs

Jakarta, Jul 1 (ANTARA) - The Communications and Information Ministry is targeting eight million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be partners of the Go Online program. Involving MSMEs and marketplace in the country, Go Online is a collaborative program between the government, MSMEs, and online shopping platforms to level digital market access and build a digital economy in Indonesia.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Constitution Court taking on 32 MP Media shareholding Cases

BANGKOK, Jun 27(NNT) - Constitutional Court judges have agreed to take on 32 out of a total of 41 cases to do with Members of Parliament allegedly holding media shares, asking that the individuals submit their individual defenses within 15 days.

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