Employment Dispute Resolution in Vietnam

In an employment relationship, there exists a potential for conflict. Depending on the circumstances, there is the real possibility that this disagreement may lead to a labor dispute between the employer and the employee. On July 10, 2020, Le & Tran successfully hosted the seminar “Employment Dispute Resolution” which assisted executives and representatives from companies to activate their understanding on:

Critical issues concerning employment disputes (e.g. compulsory pre-litigation mediation, statute of limitations, burden of proof and provision of documents, cases where an employee utilizes newspapers to commit libel during the dispute);

Some common disputes related to “net” payments, salary increments and bonuses;

How training expenses are settled in the event of employment termination;

Whether non-disclosure agreements and non-competition agreements are enforceable in Vietnam and which remedies can be applied when there is a breach;

Difficulties faced by employers when unilaterally terminating employment in Vietnam and which alternative options should be chosen to minimize these risks.

We would like to freely share with you all of the material from the seminar. If your company is involved in an employment dispute, this material will likely provide a helpful quick reference and staring point to explore your legal options. If your company has not yet been involved in an employment dispute, this material will serve as a useful resource for anticipating future issues and mapping out protective measures on behalf of your company.

Authors: Stephen Le , Derek Phan

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