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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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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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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.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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