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Newsletter-BrettOne of the original foreign lawyers in Cambodia, Brett negotiated the first foreign investment in 1993 for a $60 million brewery. He continues to provide legal advice on numerous investment projects and is very active in the business community as Chairman of AmCham, International Business Chamber and the Co-Chair of the Working Group on Law, Tax and Governance, comprised of private sector and government members who resolve issues of concern to the business community. Brett is a member of the DC and American Bar Association.

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Overtime Work Limits

March 03, 2015

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued a Notification No. 030/15 on 27 February 2015 to reinforce the maximum amount of time permitted for overtime work. The duration for overtime cannot be longer than 2 hours per day, and the total daily work hours (including overtime) cannot be longer than 10 hours. Overtime work must be authorized in advance by the Ministry in charge of Labor and must be exceptional and voluntary. No extra overtime is permitted, although workers volunteer to work. The Notification notes that the Ministry will take strict actions according to the Labor Law and other applicable regulations in case of violation.

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Sophal has extensive knowledge of Cambodian law, practice, and custom, specializing in labor law issues and labor dispute resolution with experience in legal research, analysis, evidence examination and arbitral award drafting. She has served as a Legal Officer with the Arbitration Council Foundation. She earned her Bachelor of Laws in dual language-based programs from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia, and a Masters Degree in Law from the Transnational Law and Business University, South Korea. She speaks English and Khmer