Currently a non-national who is the owner of an limited liability company or a board member of a joint-stock company in Vietnam, or who is studying and working at the same time in Vietnam, is not required to obtain a work permit. The latest draft proposes the following changes: firstly, a foreigner in the aforementioned situation is exempted to obtain a work permit only when he or she has contributed at least VND1 billion (nearly $43,500) to such company; secondly, a foreigner who is studying and working in Vietnam shall no longer be exempted from obtaining a work permit; and the latest draft also adds a new subject for work permit exemption – foreign employees married to a Vietnamese citizen and living in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Business shake up set with Labour Code draft
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To hire a person under 15, an employer must sign a contract with their legal representative and get the consent of the minor, who needs to furnish a health certificate. They can only be hired to do "light work" as stipulated by the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs. … [Read more...] about UNICEF frets over underage maids in Vietnam
"The doctor asked us about our reproductive health, and we could not provide any information because we don’t have any knowledge in that field. When the doctor gives us a prescription, we don’t understand our condition, how to take the medicine, or how the treatment will go." … [Read more...] about Healthcare service stays muted for deaf people
“You have to send a message to the community, which also speaks to your employees, which also speaks to your critics,” said Serpas, now a professor at Loyola University New Orleans. “If you’re the boss, you have to be out front. You just have to be. That’s how your troopers will hear from you. You can’t talk to all of them.” … [Read more...] about State Police head stays in the shadows amid unrelenting scandals
“In 2015, as part of an effort to rehabilitate the BRA’s tarnished image, Director Brian Golden issued a formal apology for the Authority’s role in demolishing the West End,” the report says. “Golden was correct that ‘although the destruction happened decades ago, the scars still remain.’ However, an apology is not enough. Boston must ensure that the power to raze hundreds of homes and whole neighborhoods is never used again.” … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.