THE GOVERNMENT

Decree No. 182/2013/ND-CP dated November 14, 2013 of the Government on stipulating regional minimum wage level for laborers working for enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative groups, farms, households, individuals and agencies, organizations employing laborers

Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated December 25, 2001;

Pursuant to the Labor Code dated June 18, 2012;

Pursuant to the Law on Enterprises dated November 29, 2005;

At the request of the Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs;

The Government promulgates Decree stipulating regional minimum wage levels for laborers working for enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative groups, farms, households, individuals and agencies, organizations employing laborers,

Article 1. Scope of regulation

This Decree stipulates the regional minimum wage levels applied to laborers working for enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative groups, farms, households and individuals and agencies, organizations employing laborers.

Article 2. Subjects of application

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1. The enterprises which are established; organized and managed; and operated under the Law on Enterprises (Including Vietnam-based foreign-invested enterprises).

2. The cooperatives, cooperative unions, cooperative groups, farms, households, individuals and the other organizations of Vietnam employing laborers.

3. The foreign agencies, foreign organizations, international organizations and foreigners in Vietnam employing laborers (Unless the international treaties, of which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a member, have provisions different from this Decree).

Enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative unions, cooperative groups, farms, households, agencies, organizations, and individuals defined in Clauses 1, 2 and 3 of this Article are collectively referred to as enterprises.

Article 3. Regional minimum wage levels

1. To stipulate the regional minimum wage levels applied to enterprises as follows:

a) The level of VND 2,700,000/month applies to enterprises operating in localities of region I.

b) The level of VND 2,400,000/month applies to enterprises operating in localities of region II.

c) The level of VND 2,100,000/month applies to enterprises operating in localities of region III.

d) The level of VND 1,900,000/month applies to enterprises operating in localities of region IV.

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2. Localities in which regional minimum wage levels will be applied are specified in the Appendix attached to this Decree.

Article 4. Application of regional minimum wage levels

1. The regional minimum wage levels specified in Clause 1 Article 3 of this Decree are basis for enterprises and laborers making agreement on wage ensuring:

a) The monthly wage levels paid to untrained laborers working simplest jobs, under normal working conditions, being ensured sufficient the normal working duration in month and finished under the labor norms or the agreed work are not lower than the minimum wage levels.

b) The lowest wage levels paid to laborers who have received vocational training (Including laborers trained by enterprises themselves) must be at least 7% higher than the regional minimum wage levels.

2. Based on the regional minimum wage levels specified in Clause 1 Article 3 of this Decree, the enterprises shall determine and adjust wage levels in the wage scales, wage tables adopted and issued by them, the wage levels in labor contracts of employees in line with labor legislation.

3. The enterprises are encouraged to make agreements and pay the wage to the laborers higher than the regional minimum wage levels specified in Clause 1 Article 3 and Clause 1 this Article. 

 

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