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MYANMAR: Online Guide Sets Out to Detail Local Labour Legislation

The ILO Guide to Myanmar Labour Law 2017, newly-available from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), sets out to provide a comprehensive outline of the country’s employment regulations. Although produced in association with Myanmar’s government – featuring contributions from the country’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLES) – the publication has yet to be officially endorsed.

Among the areas focussed on in the ILO Guide are the country’s minimum wage (Kyat 450 (US$0.32) per hour and Kyat 3,600 for an eight-hour day) and the maximum permitted number of working hours (eight hours a day to an upper limit of 44 per week).

The guide also features sections dedicated to hiring; overtime work; leave and public holidays; medical, maternity and paternity leave; social security; termination of employment; employment of children; industrial action, dispute resolution; employment of foreigners, and employment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The guide will be updated in line with the country's evolving employment legislation.

The full text of the guide can be accessed here.

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