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Brief Overview of Foreign Employees Work Permit Applicability in Singaporean and Vietnamese Laws

This overview provides a brief examination of work permit regulations applicable to foreign employees in Singapore and Vietnam. Both nations, situated in Southeast Asia, have distinct legal frameworks governing employment of foreign workers. By comparing these regulations, we aim to shed light on the contrasting approaches, eligibility criteria, and procedures involved in obtaining work permits in these two dynamic economies. Understanding these legal distinctions is crucial for businesses and individuals seeking opportunities and employment within the diverse landscapes of Singapore and Vietnam. This exploration promises insights into the complexities and nuances of foreign labor integration in these nations. All foreign persons who intend to work in Singapore must have a valid work pass before they are allowed to actually commence...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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Huong started her career at leading local and regional law firms with diversified national and international practices. In 2009, Huong began pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Melbourne, and after doing so, continued her legal career at a number of law firms. Her areas of expertise include M&A transactions, labor law, corporate law, real estate transactions, restructuring and insolvency, and compliance. Huong often advises clients on cross-border M&A deals in relation to real estate, banking and finance, services, and manufacturing. She also regularly supports clients in regard to the formation and registration of internal labor regulations, dealing with labor disputes, labor contract performance, and retrenchment. In addition, Huong assists clients with the incorporation, operation, restructuring, and termination of their businesses in Vietnam, including with respect to day-to-day commercial business, corporate governance, and compliance. In these areas, clients value her extensive experience and detailed knowledge of local laws and culture, as well as her timely, responsive, and effective support.