Legal Updates

8
Jan
2019
Cambodia Legal Update: Clarification of Seniority Payments for 2019 Onwards
      CAMBODIA LEGAL UPDATE – CLARIFICATION OF SENIORITY PAYMENTS FOR 2019 ONWARDS   Further to the amendment in 2018 of the Labor Law and Prakas 443 on seniority payment, which is applicable to all existing unlimited duration contracts (for more details, please see our Cambodia legal update here), the Ministry of Labor and […]
1
Oct
2018
Cambodia Legal Update: Mandatory changes for 2019 – Seniority payments and twice monthly pay for employees
      MANDATORY CHANGES FOR 2019 – SENIORITY PAYMENTS AND TWICE MONTHLY PAY FOR EMPLOYEES Seniority payment On 11 July 2018, the Labor Law was amended by Royal Decree (“Labor Law Amendment”), particularly Articles 89, 90, 91, 94, 110, 120, and 122. One notable amendment is the elimination of the “indemnity for dismissal”, which […]
12
Sep
2018
Cambodia Legal Update: Deadline for 2019 quota and work permit applications
          DEADLINE FOR 2019 QUOTA AND WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS   On 20 August 2018, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued notice No. 028 K.B./S.Ch.N (“Notice 028”) regarding approval requests for employing foreign employees (“Quota Approval”) and renewing work permits for 2019. According to Notice 028, employers or managers […]
31
May
2018
Cambodia Legal Update: New Solar Park Project Receives Approval from the Council of Ministers
      NEW SOLAR PARK PROJECT RECEIVES APPROVAL FROM THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS   The Council of Ministers of Cambodia has recently approved the long-awaited project for the construction of a 60MW solar power plant. This is the first part of a 100MW project to be financed by the Asian Development Bank (“ADB”), which, […]
31
May
2018
Cambodia Legal Update: Developments in Commercial Arbitration in Cambodia
            DEVELOPMENTS IN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION IN CAMBODIA   Cambodia’s regulatory framework in the area of alternative dispute resolution has developed considerably. In the last few years, Cambodia has seen the first foreign arbitral award successfully enforced by the Cambodian courts and has also seen the first completion of domestic commercial […]
27
Apr
2018
Power Sector Update – April 2018
With Cambodia’s rapid economic growth and development, the country’s demand for reliable electricity supply continues to increase. This growth, combined with Cambodia’s liberal approach to foreign direct investment, provides significant opportunities for foreign investment in electricity production, transmission and distribution. This power sector update provides an overview of this sector and a discussion of the […]
27
Apr
2018
Cambodia Legal Update: Labor Law – Deadline to Apply for Renewal of Foreign Employees’ Work Permits Extended Again
      LABOR LAW – DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR RENEWAL OF FOREIGN EMPLOYEES’ WORK PERMITS EXTENDED AGAIN   Further to its Notice No. 012/18 dated 29 March 2018, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued Notice No. 016/18 dated 25 April 2018 (“Notice 016”) to further extend the deadline to apply for […]
3
Apr
2018
Cambodian Legal Update: Commercial Law – New Rules on Associations
        Cambodian Legal Update: Commercial Law – New Rules on Associations   On 7 March 2018, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued Prakas No. 088 MOC (“Prakas 088”) regarding the filing of business association statutes. According to Prakas 088, as part of ongoing obligations after registration with the government authorities, all business […]
30
Mar
2018
Cambodia Legal Update – Labor Law – Extension of Time to Apply for Renewal of Foreign Employees’ Work Permits
      Cambodia Legal Update – Labor Law – Extension of Time to Apply for Renewal of Foreign Employees’ Work Permits   Good news for corporate entities that have not yet renewed the 2018 work permits for their foreign employees with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”). On 29 March 2018, the […]
30
Mar
2018
New Rules on Associations
Commercial Law – Filing Statute of Business Associations On 07 March 2018, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued Prakas No. 088 MOC (“Prakas 088”) regarding filing statutes of business associations. According to Prakas 088, as part of ongoing obligations after registration with government authorities, all business associations, including foreign chambers of commerce, must file their […]
23
Feb
2018
Cambodian Legal Update: Labor Law – Foreign Worker Work Permit Inspections
      LABOR LAW – FOREIGN WORKER WORK PERMIT INSPECTIONS   As part of ongoing efforts to strictly enforce work permit requirements, following a notice from the Office of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Interior (“MOI”) and the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued a joint Prakas (No. 719 Br.K) […]
30
Jan
2018
Cambodia Legal Update: Online re registration deadline extended to 31 December 2018
      ONLINE RE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 DECEMBER 2018   Good news for corporate entities that have not yet completed their online re-registration with the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”). With its issuance of Notice No. 0281 dated 22 December 2017, the MOC has extended the previous deadline of 31 December 2017 to 31 […]
30
Nov
2017
Cambodia Legal Update: New NSSF Registration Deadline
      CAMBODIA LEGAL UPDATE: NEW NSSF REGISTRATION DEADLINE All entities that have at least one employee are required to register with the National Social Security Fund by 10 December 2017   The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) recently issued legislation expanding the requirement for registration with the National Social Security Fund […]
12
Oct
2017
Cambodia Legal Update: Employers required to pay the full health care contribution for their workers starting in 2018
      EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO PAY THE FULL HEALTH CARE CONTRIBUTION FOR THEIR WORKERS STARTING IN 2018 On 26 August 2017, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training issued Sub-Decree No. 140 (“SD 140”) to amend Article 7 of Sub-Decree No. 01 dated 6 January 2016 (“SD 01”) regarding health care under the national […]
7
Aug
2017
Briefing Note: Labor Compliance
PYT & Associates, a member of VDB Loi, has hosted a seminar briefing to update participants on how new labor compliance rules are impacting the private sector in Cambodia and to create awareness on how, more than ever before, businesses in Cambodia should refocus their efforts to understand current labor rules and think ahead. Future […]
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