Hire, Pay and Manage Remote Teams in Vietnam

RecruitGo helps businesses of all sizes to legally hire, pay and manage remote employees in Vietnam. From recruitment to payroll management, we provide end-to-end support to ensure a smooth and successful hiring process.

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Hire employees in the Vietnam without setting up a local entity

RecruitGo enables you to hire employees in Vietnam without the complexities of setting up a local entity. Focus on your business expansion while we handle legalities and ensure smooth HR processes.

Your Easy Guide for Hiring in Vietnam

Navigate the tabs below for in-depth insights to hiring in Vietnam. From minimum wage to tax implications, leave policies, and termination laws, we've got you covered. Simplify the complexities and make informed decisions with RecruitGo.

Minimum Wage Requirements

The monthly minimum wage in Vietnam varies depending on the region where the employee resides:

  • Zone 1: 4,680,000 VND
  • Zone 2: 4,160,000 VN
  • Zone 3: 3,640,000 VND
  • Zone 4: 3,250,000 VND

Personal Income Tax Structure

The individual income tax in Vietnam follows progressive rates, ranging from 5% to 35%. Various factors, including household status and the number of children, may influence the overall tax rates.

Gross Annual Income (IDR) and the Tax Rate (%)

  • Up to VDN 60,000,000: 5%
  • Up to VDN 120,000,000: 10%
  • Up to VDN 216,000,000: 15%
  • Up to VDN 384,000,000: 20%
  • Up to VDN 624,000,000: 25%
  • Up to VDN 624,000,000: 25%
  • Over VDN 960,000,000: 35%

Employer Expenses

The employer's cost amounts to 23.5% of the employee's salary. Social insurance, health insurance, and control union fee are calculated based on a maximum monthly salary of VND 36,000,000.

  • Social Insurance: 17%
  • Health Insurance: 3%
  • Accident Insurance: 0.5%
  • Control Union Fee: 2%
  • Unemployment Insurance: 1%

Overtime Compensation & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are set at 8 hours per day, amounting to a total of 40 hours per week, from Monday to Friday.

Overtime payment is obligatory and applies to hours worked outside the standard work hours. Employees are allowed to work a maximum of 12 hours a day, including both normal and overtime hours. Overtime rates are as follows:

  • 150% of the hourly rate on weekdays
  • 200% of the hourly rate on weekly days off
  • 300% of the hourly rate on public holidays

Maternity Leave

Pregnant employees who have contributed to social security for a minimum of 3 months are eligible for 6 months of paid maternity leave. Within this period, 2 weeks of leave can be taken before the child's birth. The employee will receive 100% of their average salary, calculated based on social insurance contributions made over the last 6 months. Social Security will be responsible for providing this pay.

Paternity Leave

Employees who have contributed to social security for a minimum of 3 months are entitled to 5 days of paid paternity leave. During this period, the employee will receive 100% of their salary, and Social Security will be responsible for providing this pay.

Parental Leave

In Vietnam, there is no specific law covering parental leave. However, employees may be entitled to maternity leave and paternity leave as provided by company policies or collective bargaining agreements.

Sick Leave

In Vietnam, sick leave does not have a maximum limit on the number of days an employee can take. The employer provides sick leave with different pay rates based on the length of the leave:

  • For the first 4 months, the employee receives 100% of their base salary.
  • From 4 to 8 months, the employee receives 75% of their base salary.
  • From 8 to 12 months, the employee receives 50% of their base salary.
  • From 12 to 13 months, the employee receives 25% of their base salary.

Employee Termination Procedures

Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.

It is important to note that Vietnam does not allow at-will terminations for employers beyond the probation period. Terminations must be justified with valid reasons, and compliant terminations can occur through various means, including:

- Voluntary resignation by the employee
- Mutual agreement between the parties
- Contract expiration

Unilateral termination by the employer can be based on the following grounds:

- Probation period
- Objective grounds
- Disciplinary dismissal
- Performance due to unsuitability for the job

Notice Requirement

The notice period in Vietnam varies depending on the type of contract:

- For indefinite contracts, the minimum notice period is 45 days.
- For fixed-term contracts lasting between 12 to 36 months, the minimum notice period is 30 days.
- For fixed-term contracts under 12 months, the minimum notice period is 3 working days.

Employers are required to adhere to these notice periods when terminating an employee's contract to ensure compliance with Vietnamese labor regulations.

Severance for Employees

In Vietnam, employees with over one year of service who are terminated are generally entitled to receive severance pay, except under the following circumstances:

- Termination due to acts of theft, embezzlement, disclosure of technological and business secrets, or other severe misconduct causing significant losses to the company's property and interests.
- Termination of an employee who has been transferred to another job as a disciplinary measure, and then commits the same breach of labor discipline while the disciplinary measure is still in effect.

Severance pay is typically calculated at half a month of salary per year of service. There are no specific legal limits on the amount of severance that can be paid, ensuring that employees receive appropriate compensation upon termination according to their length of service.

Paid Time Off

Vietnamese employees, whether full-time or part-time, receive 12 days of paid time off (PTO) annually, accruing at a rate of 1 day per month. An extra day of annual leave is added for every five years of continuous service, promoting work-life balance and rewarding long-term commitment.

Public Holidays

Vietnam celebrates 6 national holidays (11 days total) and some regional holidays based on the location of the employee. National public holidays include:

- New Year’s Day: 1 day
- Lunar New Year: 5 days
- Hung King’s Festival: 1 day
- Reunification Day: 1 day
- Labor Day: 1 day
- Independence Day: 2 days


Our streamlined onboarding process is completed within 3 to 5 business days.

To ensure a smooth start, employees are required to submit all necessary documents before their designated start date. Mandatory document submission is not allowed after the start date, while optional documents can be submitted later.

Employment Contract Details

Contracts can be written in English. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.

A contract should include the following details:

- Name
- Start date
- Length of the employment
- Job description
- Termination conditions

Probation Period

Probation periods are obligatory in Vietnam, with a minimum duration of 6 days and a maximum of 180 days, depending on the job type. The probation period length varies as follows:

- Managerial Position: 180 days (contracts with this duration may require approval from the legal department)
- Junior College Degree: 60 days
- Skilled Employees: 30 days
- Other Positions: 6 days

These probation periods allow employers to assess the suitability of employees for the designated roles before confirming permanent employment.

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Support and Growth: Our dedicated team provides ongoing support, addressing any HR-related queries and ensuring your workforce's success and growth.

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