Resolution No. 68/NQ-CP 2021 policies to support COVID-19-hit employees and employers
An employee taking unpaid leave due to COVID-19 are supported up to VND 3.71 million
On July 01, the Government issues the Resolution No. 68/NQ-CP on policies to support COVID-19-hit employees and employers.
Accordingly, employers are entitled to pay 0% of the salary fund, which serves as the basis for paying social insurance premiums, to the Insurance Fund for Labor Accidents and Occupational Diseases for 12 months (from July 1, 2021 to the end of June 30, 2022) for the premiums of the employees who are subject to labor accident and occupational disease insurance (except for some specific cases). The employers shall use all amounts obtained from the reduction abovementioned to support their employees in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
For employees who works at enterprises, cooperatives, public non-business units covering their own recurrent expenditures or their own investment and recurrent expenditures, people-founded and private preschools, kindergartens, primary schools, lower secondary high schools, upper secondary high schools and vocational schools which are temporarily suspended at the request of competent State agencies for the COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control, if they have their labor contracts suspended or take unpaid leave within the term of their labor contracts in 15 consecutive days or more during the period from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021, and such suspension or unpaid leave begins during the period from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021; and they are paying compulsory social insurance up to the time right before the above suspension or unpaid leave, they shall be entitled to one-off support as follows: VND 1,855,000/person for labor contract suspension or unpaid leave ranging from 15 consecutive days to less than 01 month; and VND 3,710,000/person for labor contract suspension or unpaid leave of 01 month or more.
Besides, employees working under labor contracts who are out of work in accordance with Clause 3, Article 99 of the Labor Code and subject to medical quarantine or isolated in lockdown areas at the request of competent State agencies within 14 days or more during the period from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021; if they are paying compulsory social insurance up to the time right before they are out of work, they shall be entitled to a one-off support of VND 1,000,000/person, etc.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, July 01, 2021
On policies to support COVID-19-hit employees and employers
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015; the Law dated November 22, 2019, amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Administration;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 138/2016/ND-CP dated October 1, 2016, on the promulgation of the Government's working regulations;
Based on the opinions of the Politburo on a number of policies to support employees and employers facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Document No. 1133-CV/VPTW dated June 25, 2021, of the Party Central Committee’s Office;
Based on the opinions of the Party Committee of the National Assembly on a number of policies to support employees and employers facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Document No. 2383-CV/DDQH14 dated July 1, 2021;
Pursuant to Resolution No. 66/NQ-CP dated July 1, 2021, of the Government's thematic session on legislation in June 2021;
At the proposal of the Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in the Report No. 34/TTr -LDTBXH dated June 2, 2021, and the Report No. 45/TTr -LDTBXH dated June 28, 2021.
In the face with the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has greatly impacted the people's production, business and lives, the Government decides to implement a number of policies to support COVID-19-hit employees and employers as follows:
I. OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES