Myanmar keyword: Labour

April 29, 2020

Although the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) in Myanmar is still one of the lowest in the region, companies have already observed quite a stir in their regular operations. The government has been releasing some instructions regarding precautions and safety measures to which everybody has to adhere. Highlights of this note If […]

October 31, 2018

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population published the Leave and Holidays Rules (Notification 69/2018) and the Shops and Establishment Rules (Notification 68/2018) (the “Rules”) which implement the relevant laws. The Rules provide new forms for use by employers in lodgments to labor offices, and clarify entitlements relating to days off, public holidays, leave and […]

May 24, 2018

The National Committee for The Minimum Wage (the “Committee”) publicized a Notification on 2 January 2018 in which a new minimum wage of MM4,800 per day, calculated at a rate of MMK600 per hour, was proposed. In relation to the previous effective Minimum Wage (MMK3,600 per day / MMK450 per hour), this represents an increase […]

February 28, 2018

As Myanmar increasingly becomes a place to do business to both domestic entrepreneurs and foreign investors alike, Myanmar’s labor compliance framework has recently taken stimulus with the re-working of Notification 1/2015 on the Employment Contract Template. The result? Notification 140/2017 of 28 August 2017 (the “Notification”). The Notification has new provisions dealing with how an employment contract […]

March 17, 2017

As foreign enterprises continue flock to Myanmar, lured by a robust investment landscape and the recent easing of US sanctions, they must also contend with a new reality – more labor protection and a special labor disputes arbitration system. Highlights of this note Terminate after three warnings Profanity at workplace – is it a reason […]