Myanmar Employers Take Note of New Labour Rules
On 3rd October 2019, DICA released the Announcement on employees working overtime for companies permitted or endorsed to conduct business by the Myanmar Investment Commission and/or the Region/State Investment Committee. The Announcement aims to protect employees by providing that employers shall obtain consent from employees to work overtime. Employers cannot force employees to work overtime. Details are as follows:
This Announcement shows good intention in the protection of employees, consent of the employee is key in asking them to work overtime and notice shall be taken on the number of overtime hours limited by this Announcement.