In Asia, Vietnam is one of the most attractive countries for female worker, as they are entitled for number of benefits, much more important than others Asian countries as Malaysia or Indonesia. However, this is going to change if the new draft amendment of Labor law pass this year.
According to current Vietnamese Labor law, which has been applied since 2012, women during their menstruation have an extra 30-minutes break during this period. Next, they also have one-hour rest every working day for taking care of their newborn child during the first year. They can go to work one hour later, or leave one hour earlier or having a longer lunch break. Those benefits will not be longer available if the new law is approved. Vietnamese female workers can have up to six months for their maternity leave, which is several times higher than the break time given to Indonesian women (3 months) or Malaysian women (only 2 months). But more importantly, in Vietnam employers cannot fire them or unilaterally terminate contracts with them to avoid certain expenses.