Better Factories Cambodia has revised its Guide to the Cambodian Labour Law for the Garment Industry. This comprehensive guide for the manufacturing sector brings together all major areas of Cambodian labour law, derived from the Labour Law itself, regulations of the Royal Government, international labour standards that have been ratified by Cambodia, and the Cambodian Constitution. It also includes references to the sources of the information from the Arbitration Council (AC) decisions.
This publication is intended to be a guide to Cambodian labour law for the garment industry only, it should not be seen as legal advice. It aims to ensure the law is better understood by not only employers, but also worker, unions, NGOs and all other relevant parties. In addressing problems relating to working conditions or workplace relations, it may be necessary to consult an expert such as a labour inspector, a lawyer or a representative of your employers’ association or union federation, and it may be necessary to refer to the Labour Law or labour regulations.
There are 12 major topic areas which are covered in this Guide. They include 1) Regulating Employment, 2) Hiring Employees, 3) Categories of Employees, 4) Wages, 5) Working Hours and Overtime, 6) Public Holidays, Leave and Other Benefits, 7) Occupational Safety and Health, 8) Work-Related Accidents and Illnesses, 9) Disciplining and Dismissing Employees, 10) Dispute Resolution, 11) Unions and Shop Stewards and 12) Documentation, Record Keeping, Posting.
For each issue covered under these subject areas, the Guide includes references to the sources of the information in Cambodian labour law, or Arbitration Council (AC) decisions.
Within the 12 key elements above, we hope that business owners, unions, managers, human resource personnel, unions, employees will find the Guide useful for their daily work, and that they can gain a broader understanding of theirs roles and responsibilities as well as an obligation under the law.
To download the Guide, please click this link.