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  • Writer's picturePham Ba Thien

Remaining Public Holidays in 2024 for employees in Vietnam

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A. NATIONAL DAY HOLIDAYS IN 2024

In 2024, employees in the private sector (non-public) will have a two-day holiday for National Day on September 2nd, plus one additional day either before or after such day. [1]


Accordingly, employers will decide the National Day holiday schedule for 2024 to be:

  • 02 September 2024; and

  • Choose one of the two days: Sunday, 01 September 2024, or Tuesday, 03 September 2024. [2]


Employers are required to notify their employees of the National Day holiday plans at least 30 days in advance. [3]


If a weekly day off coincides with the National Day holiday in 2024, employees are entitled to a substitute day off on the next working day. [4]


B. OVERTIME PAY ON NATIONAL DAY

Overtime pay on holidays, including National Day, shall be at least 300% of the regular pay, not including the daily wage during such public holidays or paid leave for employees receiving daily wages. [5]


Additionally, employees working overtime at night will receive an additional 20% of their hourly wage or daily wage based on the normal working day rate or the rate on weekly rest days or public holidays. [6]


C. FOR FOREIGN WORKERS IN VIETNAM

Foreign nationals working in Vietnam are entitled not only to the National Day holiday but also to an additional day off for their traditional national festival and one for their own National Day. [7]


Legal Basis:

[1] Article 112.1(dd) of the Viet Nam Labour Code 2019 (Labor Code)

[2] Section 5 of Notice No. 5015/TB-LĐTBXH 22 November 2023 issued by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs

[3] As above

[4] Article 111.3 of the Labor Code.

[5] Article 98.1(c) of the Labor Code

[6] Article 98.3 of the Labor Code

[7] Article 112.2 of the Labor Code


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