The Labour Law was promulgated in 1997 and falls within the jurisdiction of the Ministry for Social Affairs, Labour, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation.

It contains many provisions relevant to the settlement of labour disputes and also assigns the Ministry for Social Affairs, Labour, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation to issue Prakas, Notifications and Circulars, which either make new law or provide additional detail to the articles of the Labour Law.

According to the Labour Law, the Arbitration Council is a mechanism to resolve collective disputes in cases where the dispute cannot be settled by means of conciliation. The Labour Law is pivotal to all decision making by the Arbitration Council.

“Article 1:

This law governs relations between employers and workers resulting from employment contracts to be performed within the territory of the Kingdom of Cambodia, regardless of where the contract was made and what the nationality and residences of the contracted parties are.

This law applies to every enterprise or establishment of industry, mining, commerce, crafts, agriculture, services, land or water transportation, whether public, semi-public or private, non-religious or religious; whether they are of professional education or charitable characteristic as well as the liberal profession of associations or groups of any nature whatsoever.

This law shall also apply to every personnel member who is not governed by the Common Statutes for Civil Servants or by the Diplomatic Statutes as well as officials in the public service who are temporarily appointed.”

Amendment to Labour Law: Articles 123, 138, 162, 300, 343, 350, 363 and 367
July 1, 2022
Law ​on ​Social Security Schemes
September 9, 2021
Law on the Minimum Wage
July 6, 2018
Law on the Organisation and Functioning of the Council of Minister
June 28, 2018
Amendment to Labour Law: Articles 89, 90, 91, 94, 110, 120 and 122 (Unofficial translation by CAMFEBA)
June 26, 2018
Amendment to Labour Law, Articles 139 and 144
November 3, 2016
Trade Union Law 2016
May 17, 2016
Law on the Organization of Courts
July 2, 2014
Law on the Status of Judges and Prosecutors
July 2, 2014
Law on the Organization and Functioning of Supreme Council of Magistracy
July 2, 2014
Law on Social Security Scheme
August 19, 2002
Labour Law 1997
March 13, 1997
Code Du Travail 1972
January 14, 1972