Vietnamese Labor Law

Topics: Law, Employment, Contract Pages: 51 (16107 words) Published: July 10, 2013
VIETNAM*
I. Restrictive Covenants: Laws and Types of Restrictions.................................................................. A. Governing Legislation .......................................... B. Type and Scope of Restriction .............................. 1. Noncompetition ............................................ 2. Nonsolicitation of Clients and Customers .... 3. Nonsolicitation of Employees ....................... 4. Confidentiality and Trade Secrets ................. a. Misappropriation, Theft, and Misuse ..... b. Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure........... c. Employer Monitoring and Employee Privacy Rights ........................................ II. Existence of a Duty Outside of an Express Covenant ..................................................................... A. Duty of Loyalty (During and Post Employment) ....................................................... B. Fiduciary Duty (During and Post Employment) ....................................................... III. Leave and Notice Requirements ................................. A. Rules on Garden or Similar Leave (and Breach by Employer) ........................................................ B. Rules on Compensation ........................................ C. Rules on Equity Forfeiture and Other Clawback Provisions, Breach by Employee, and the Employee Choice Doctrine ...................... 81-4 81-4 81-8 81-8 81-9 81-10 81-10 81-10 81-15 81-16 81-17 81-17 81-18 81-21 81-23 81-24 81-27

*Dang The Duc, Managing Partner, Indochine Counsel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The author would like to thank his colleagues, Ms. Le T. Khanh Hoan (Associate) and Ms. Ly Tu Linh (Legal Secretary), for their assistance in research work. He also appreciates the support from Ms. Jessica Huynh (Juris Doctor Candidate, The John Marshall Law School), a legal intern at Indochine Counsel, for her valuable comments on the chapter.

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Restrictive Covenants: Int’l Survey

IV. Litigating Restrictive Covenants................................. A. Procedural Issues in Litigation ............................. 1. Jurisdiction (Power of the Forum to Adjudicate a Case) ........................................ 2. Choice of Forum (Arbitration vs. Court and Which Court) .......................................... 3. Venue (Geographical Location) ................... 4. Choice of Law ............................................... 5. Conflicts of Law ........................................... 6. Necessary Parties .......................................... 7. Statute of Limitations.................................... B. Pre-litigation and Privacy Issues .......................... C. Declaratory Relief Actions; Counterclaims .......... 1. Declaratory Relief Actions............................ 2. Counterclaims ............................................... D. Temporary or Preliminary Relief.......................... 1. Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) ........ 2. Preliminary Injunctions................................. E. Litigation Discovery ............................................. F. Other Pre-Trial Matters ........................................ G. Burden of Proof .................................................... H. Final Remedies ..................................................... 1. Monetary and Injunctive Relief .................... 2. “Blue Pencil” Modifications ......................... I. Enforcement of Domestic Rulings ....................... J. Appeal................................................................... K. Enforcement of Foreign Judgments...................... 1. Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments ........................................... 2. Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards ............................................. V. Interference With Contractual Relationship ...............

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