This highlighted content is prescribed by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in Circular No. 18/2021/TT-BLDTBXH dated December 15, 2021, prescribing working time and rest time for employees doing seasonal production jobs or processing goods under orders.

Specifically, the maximum daily standard working hours and extra working hours as follows: The total number of standard working hours and extra working hours in a day must not exceed 12 hours; The total number of standard working hours and extra working hours in a week must not exceed 72 hours; The total number of extra working hours in a month must not exceed 40 hours; The total number of extra working hours in a year of each employee must not exceed 300 hours.

Employees are entitled to at least one day off (24 consecutive hours) a week. In seasonal-work months or when goods must be urgently processed for export under orders, if weekly days off cannot be arranged, the employer must ensure at least 04 days off every month for employees.

Annually, based on the standard working time in a year, employers shall make a plan to determine the number of daily standard working hours of each employee in the following cases: The number of daily standard working hours is 8 hours; The number of daily standard working hours may be more than 8 hours but must not exceed 12 hours; The number of daily standard working hours may be from 4 hours to less than 8 hours; A whole day-off is allowed.

This Circular takes effect on February 01, 2022.

Circular 18/2021/TT-BLDTBXH

 
 

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