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COVID-19 Vaccination in the Lao PDR: Key Considerations for Employers and Employees

Recording Date: 7 May 2021

Top 6 questions within 20 minutes to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the Lao PDR and key considerations for employers and employees.

With COVID-19 vaccination drives at the early rollout stage across Southeast Asia, we take this opportunity to look more closely at some of the main questions, concerns and legal issues on the minds of employers and employees during these uncertain times in this podcast series.

Today, in the fourth in a series, our employment and labor experts, Marion Carles Salmon (Head of Regional Employment and Labor Practice) and Standré Bezuidenhout (Senior Associate), outline the rights and obligations of employers and employees when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination in the Lao PDR. Our experts discuss the country vaccination program and any relevant rules and compliance issues to take note of.

Top 6 Questions Discussed
  1. Can employers require their employees to be vaccinated?
  2. For workplaces with trade unions or other forms of collective representation, is an employer obliged to consult with them prior to implementing employee vaccinations?
  3. Is information concerning an employee’s vaccination considered “health information” or “sensitive data” under a data protection law (where applicable)?
  4. If so, is such personal data subject to any restrictions on the collection and processing of “sensitive personal data”?
  5. Can employers terminate employees who refuse to be vaccinated?
  6. Can an employer require employees who cannot or will not agree to vaccination to refrain from coming to the workplace?
For Those Who Wish to Dive Deeper
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