The Government has approved the plan for taking leave during the 2020 Lunar New Year holiday with seven consecutive days-off, from the 29th day of the last lunar month of the Year of the Pig to the end of the fifth day of the first lunar month of the Year of the Rat (from January 23rd, 2020 to January 29th, 2020).
However, the aforesaid holiday schedule shall be only applied to cadres, official and workers whose salaries are paid by the State. With regard to enterprises, the schedule of Lunar New Year holiday shall be still applied according point b Clause 1 Article 115 of the Labor Code with 5 consecutive days - off only. In which, enterprises may choose any of these two plans: (i) 1 day – off before lunar new year’s eve and 4 days – off after the lunar new year’s eve or (ii) 2 days – off before lunar new year’s eve and 3 days – off after the lunar new year’s eve.
Because the first day and the second day of Tet 2020 fall into Saturday and Sunday, enterprises that apply the working regime of 40 hours/week shall have two compensatory days – off. Their total days-off are 7 days but the first day-off may start from January 23rd, 2020 to January 29th, 2020 (Plan I) or from January 24th, 2020 to January 30th, 2020 (Plan II).
It should note that, enterprises shall notify workers of Tet holiday schedule at least 30 days before taking the leave (Clause 2 Article 8 of Decree No. 45/2013/ND-CP).
|Published||Vietlaw's Newsletter No. 439|
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The official schedule of the holidays in 2015 (8/12/2014)
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