SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, January 12, 2015
DEFINING AND PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NUMBER
OF CONTENTS OF THE LABOR CODE
Pursuant to the Government's Law on Government Organization dated December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the Labor Code dated June 18, 2012;
Pursuant to the opinion of the Standing committee of the National Assembly in Document No.
716 / UBTVQH13-CVDXH dated August 13, 2014, providing guidance on implementation of a
number of articles and clauses of the Labor Code;
At the request of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs,
The government promulgates the Decree providing guidance on the implementation of a
number of the contents of the Labor Code.
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Decree defines the rights and responsibilities of employers, employees , representative
organizations of labor collectives, agencies, organizations and individuals involved in the
implementation of some provisions of the Labor Code on employment contracts, collective
bargaining, collective bargaining agreements, salaries, labor discipline, material liabilities and
labor dispute settlement.
Article 2. Regulated entities
The employees; the employer; other agencies, organizations and individuals directly related to
labor relation as prescribed in Article 2 of the Labor Code.
Section 1: CONCLUSION OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Article 3: Entities concluding employment contracts
1. The person concluding employment contracts on the employer side (hereinafter referred to as
the employer’s authorized signatory) is either:
a) The legal representative specified in the regulations of the enterprise or cooperative;
b) The head of the agency, unit or organization as prescribed in law;
c) The family householder
d) The individual directly using the employee