Cambodian economy enjoyed rapid growth with an average of 7.6 percent per annum from 1993 to 2003 and continued to reach the high growth of over 10 percent per annum in between 2004 and 2007. Due to the global financial crisis of 2009, the trends went down from 6.7 percent in 2008 to 0.1 percent in 2009. However, the trend has been managed to return in 2010 with a 5.9 percent to the robust growth of 7.1 percent per annum again until 2014. In October 2014, the World Bank named Cambodia to join the Olympians of Growth in its economic update, noting that “Cambodia has grown at a yearly average growth rate of 7.7 percent for two decades now making it the sixth fastest growing country in the world over that time period”.

Cambodia has labour laws and regulations developed over the past decade of progress. Both local and international investors need to comply with the Cambodia Labour Law as it plays a crucial role for the smooth running and growth of the companies. HR practitioners need to keep themselves updated of any changes in the labour law and be prepared for the competitive work challenge ahead.

In this one day seminar, some of the topics of coverage include working conditions, major compliance KPIs, types of contracts & termination conditions, payroll calculation including tax, minimum wage, updates from the Cambodia Ministry of Labour and unions etc.

Course Details: 


• Understanding the general provisions

• Awareness on enterprise establishment

• Knowing the different types of labour contracts

• Understanding the general working conditions

• Dealing with trade unions

• Settlement of labor dispute

• Calculating payroll and salary taxation

Who should attend

• Head of HR, HR Officers, HR Executives and HR Managers

• Anyone that deals with or will be handling HR/employment matters in Cambodia



• Presentation

• Exercises

• Case studies

• Discussion



Enterprise Establishment

  • Introducing the main key compliances
  • Standard rules & regulations
  • Local employment book

Labour Contracts

  • Type of employment contracts
  • Termination of contract of employment
  • Mass layoff

General Working Conditions

  • What is minimum wage and how to apply?

Hours of Work

  • Working hour and working day
  • Weekly time off
  • Nights shift and rest day
  • Paid public holidays
  • All type of leaves
  • Overtime calculation
  • All type of benefits by law
  • Payroll calculation and tax of salary
  • What is National Social Security Fund (NSSF)?


Trade Unions and Shop Steward

  • Shop Steward
  • Trade Unions
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • What is labour dispute and how to deal with?

Expat staff

  • Expat work permit
  • Types of visa for expat

Other Key Compliance

  • Dealing with officers from Ministry of Labour
  • Back pay and current seniority payment calculation method
  •  The amendment of Cambodia Labour Law
  •  How will the new Prakas (announcement) look like?
  •  Retirement age
  •  Penalties


Chandy TY is a Cambodian with more than 15 years of HR experience in various sectors such as Food and Beverage, Banking, Top International Schools, and International NGO.

Chandy possesses extensive knowledge and application of Cambodia Labour Law as the Head of HR in different companies throughout his experience and is well-versed in employment contract, payroll calculation, working conditions, setting KPIs for the company, employment benefits, work permit, seniority payment etc.

During his employment with an international company that imported beverages in Cambodia, Chandy initiated the HR strategy functions such as recruitment, remuneration, training & development, employee relations and policies development. At SCIA (Singapore Cambodia International Academy), Chandy built up the HR system from scratch and also built a strong network with key personnel from National Bank of Cambodia, Ministry of Labour when he was with Aeon Specialized Bank.

Chandy has conducted many workshops for external organizations and associations on various HR related topics. His recently workshop was on Seniority Payment with around 70 participants from various companies.

Chandy possesses a bachelor degree major in Hotel & Tourism. He is currently the Head of HR and HR Lead of Global Program at Hagar International Foundation.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• Date to be advised  (Face-to-Face)  (1st Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Hotel seminar room


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 817.50 w/GST ($750.00) for Community

• S$ 850.20 w/GST ($780.00) for Non-Subscribers


Grants/Subsidies/SkillsFuture Credit are not applicable.


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


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