According to Vietnam’s labour law, the maximum number of working hours shall not exceed eight hours a day or 48 hours a week. Working hours may be distributed on an hourly, daily or weekly basis subject to the employer’s requirements. For jobs that fall on the list of extremely heavy, toxic or dangerous working conditions as specified by the competent authorities, regular working hours must not exceed six hours a day. Night-time working hours run from 10pm to 6am of the subsequent day. Further, overtime cannot exceed 50% of regular working hours a day, 30 hours a month or 200 hours a year. Special cases can bump up the yearly hours to 300. For a weekly working regime, combined regular and overtime hours cannot exceed 12 hours a day.

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